RECRUITS

By Terence DONNELLAN

BLASKET MCMANUS PRODUCTION - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2013

The Department of Veterans Affairs estimates eighteen veterans kill themselves every day. This is the metaphorical look at war through the life of one of those eighteen.

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Duration
    • 15 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Terence DONNELLAN
    • Writer(s)
    • Terence DONNELLAN
    • Producer(s)
    • Terence DONNELLAN (Blasket McManus Productions)
    • Synopsis
    • The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs estimates eighteen veterans kill themselves every day. This is the metaphorical look at war through the life of one of those eighteen.

      Two young men are sent by their leaders to play Russian Roulette against each other in a dark basement. Johnny is white; Ahmed is Muslim-Arab. After a few rounds, Johnny is too scared to pull the trigger on himself. The rules of RR are changed: one man spins the gun’s chamber and then hands the other man the gun to pull the trigger.

      After Johnny kills Ahmed, he is devastated. Nonetheless, he must return to the home of the businessman who sent him off. He arrives to find a drunken party. After being called a hero, Johnny is quickly forgotten and the partiers go out drinking.

      Hours later, a drunken duo returns to have kinky sex. After the businessman passes out, we hear a cell phone ringing and ringing. In the bathroom, we discover why the phone in Johnny’s pocket isn’t answered: he has shot himself in the head. We then cut to the caller: Johnny’s girlfriend: she wants to know where he is and why he hasn’t called her.
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