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    Simple question, what are people's interpretation of the ending? I just can't imagine somebody passively walking up to a wall to be shot in the head.

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    You want to work where I do! That's what I feel like doing frequently!

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    I always assumed it was a grass who turns himself in to save the trouble of being shot.

    It's a strange effective 'Play For Today' almost wholly devoid of ideology.

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    I have the Region one Alan Clarke Box Set in which Elephant is included. Also included is an hour plus documentary on Alan Clarke, and i seem to remember that Elephant is discussed in depth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cally
    I always assumed it was a grass who turns himself in to save the trouble of being shot.

    It's a strange effective 'Play For Today' almost wholly devoid of ideology.


    It certainly sums up the pointlessness of sectarian tit-for-tat shootings but I'd have thought some of the gunmen would have been far more nervy.



    I've still yet to see the Van Sant's homage; which seems to miss the point.

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