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Sunday 31st October 5:30 PM

The Station Agent 

Director: Thomas McCarthy Country: USA
Cert: 15 Year: 2003 Length: 89 mins

Audience Reaction

Score: 76.39% Attendance: 147


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Finbar McBride is a dwarf; train-obsessed and fed up with people's reaction to his size. So when he inherits a derelict train depot he tries to retreat into his own privacy.

But solitude is hard to come by in the small town of Newfoundland, with its intrusive characters including Joe the hotdog vendor, permanently parked on his doorstep, and highly-strung artist Olivia, repeatedly running him off the road.

In spite of himself, Fin gets emotionally involved in their personal dramas. When these newly forged bonds are tested that he finally opens his eyes to a broader view of the world and his place in it.

Best Screenplay, BAFTA Awards, 2004


open_quote Refreshingly unsentimental. . charming, humourous and uplifting. close_quote Attitude

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