Two-Legged Rat Bastards

 

Year: 2011
Country: USA
Run Time: 15 minutes

Two Legged Rat Bastards is a short film based on the short story by Daniel Wallace (Big Fish) detailing the strange estrangement of an elderly father and his son. Set on a park bench in the present day, Eddie, a cantankerous old alcoholic, attempts to connect with his son Winstead, who's spent the majority of his adult life trying to get away from him. In the course of their conversation Eddie reveals how he lost his leg - in a high stakes poker game 30 years ago - at which point the story flashes back to the game itself, where a young Eddie gambles fiercely against a table full of miscreants in a game where money changes hands and hands change hands, along with eyes, ears, feet and more. In the present day Winstead has a hard time understanding why his father would bet his leg in a poker game, but at the same time he feels like his father is being honest with him for the first time in their lives, and it resonates with him. As we continue flashing back to the big game it's revealed that after Eddie lost his leg, he battled back to win something much more valuable: His son.Two Legged Rat Bastards stars Michael Rosenbaum (Smallville), Derek Waters (Drunk History, Always Sunny in Philadelphia), Orson Bean (Being John Malkovich, Desperate Housewives), Tony Curran (24, Gladiator), Ron Lynch (The Sarah Silverman Program, American Dad).

Shorts Program
Late Night Shorts Program #4

Director
Scott Weintrob

Producer
Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou

Screenplay
Olivier Nakache, ╔ric Toledano

Cinematography
Mathieu Vadepied

Editing
Dorian Rigal-Ansous

Principal Cast
Franšois Cluzet, Omar Sy

Print Source

Large Eyes Films
Scott Weintrob

Email: weintrob@mac.com

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