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One Of Those Days by Hattie Dalton

One Of Those Days by Hattie Dalton

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We've all had 'one of those days' - when nothing seems to go right, when life just seems to be dealing you one poor hand after another. Unfortunately for Howard Whittam, that day is Judgement Day.

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Howard and his wife Jean have lived a very ordinary life. They've never taken drugs, overtaken on the inside lane, or run naked through a graveyard. An unkind observer might even say they were dull. But somewhere deep down, these law abiding English suburbanites believed that one day, divine justice would reward them for their propriety.

But when Judgment Day does arrive, it's a logistical disaster. Too many people, not enough staff. So when Howard finds that due to a clerical error, he has been mistaken for the genocidal maniac Vlad the Impaler, he begins a downward spiral into a never ending abyss of paper work and mindless officialdom.

One of Those Days is a salutary tale that warns that it's better to make the best of the life you have in the here and now because you never quite know how things might turn out in the life to come.

  • Howard

    Derek Jacobi
  • Jean

    Joanna David
  • Mr Burrell

    Hugh Bonneville
  • Supervisor

    Deborah Findlay
  • Counter clerk

    Joe Absolom
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5 comments posted.

  • Nov 6, 2012

    Miss smith

    How do you watch this film. I cant seem to get it up. Any ideas anyone?

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  • Nov 7, 2010


    Utterly brilliant. They could have been dealing with a government department. The frustration is excruciating and funny.

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  • Jan 19, 2010


    Well done a awesome piece of short film with that sharp funny ending

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  • Jan 12, 2010

    Oliver Lester


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  • Nov 25, 2009


    knowledge is the best antidote for fear,especially if that fear should be of the possible or probable state of existance after we have made the change from this life to the next. goto your brousers type in     life in the world unseen     by anthony borgia  and read the truth. you will be amazed.     good luck

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