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The Phone Call2013

  • 4.2
Winner of the 2015 Academy Award® for Live Action Short Film. THE PHONE CALL follows Heather, (played by Golden Globe winner Sally Hawkins), a shy lady who works at a helpline call centre. When she receives a phone call from a mystery man (played by Oscar® winner Jim Broadbent) she has no idea that the encounter will change her life forever.

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Member Reviews (7)

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Great short film. Excellent acting. Very haunting/moving. Yes, it packs a huge amount into 20 minutes and is an excellent reflection upon ageing and dying.

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Couldn't piece the story together. Male voice was hidden. Her voice concealed behind her fingers or the phone or the camera angle. When I can't read the lips, I cannot hear the story.

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Hawkins is just so wonderful, having viewed this I immediately had to watch it a second time.

That's the way you make a movie. Tell it like real life. Use great actors. Keep the audience mesmerized. Brilliant idea for a movie. So sad but so well done.

Poignant and superbly acted

Simply done and very moving.

The time flies by.

Well done: holds your attention; clever ending that make you think.