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Closer From Home

USA, 1990 (MIFF 1991, Fiction)

Director: David Shuler

William is an ordinary man in his early sixties. He has just paid the bond on an apartment and is waiting for a cheque so he can pay his first month's rent. But things don't quite work out. A series of seemingly minor events leads William more and more deeply, into a life on the streets. Can he break the cycle? Shuler's observational style is remarkably restrained, free from moralizing or false sentiment. This one creeps up on you. (H.K)

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