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Michael Foyle in The Firm / Elephant

The Firm / Elephant

2004 NR

Two cinema shorts explore noted British television and film producer Alan Clarke's equally pioneering efforts as a director. In "The Firm," Gary Oldman stars as the leader of a gang of football hooligans. He concocts a plan to unite rival teams -- or "firms" -- but his efforts result in violence. "Elephant," which inspired Gus Van Sant's 2003 film of the same name, follows a series of random killings in Northern Ireland.