Synopsis

Synopsis for the short film SATURDAY

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Liam returns home bloody-nosed from a football match that has got out of control and encounters a scene of parental distress. His Dad is crying, while his Mum is white with shock and anxious to embrace him.

The narrative returns to the beginning of that day. Liam’s older brother (Mark) searches for his Liverpool FC shirt, while his friends wait in a car to take him to the FA Cup Semi-Final match being held at Hillsborough stadium. Mark’s search is in vain. Liam has secretly hidden the shirt so he can wear it to the park.

Later that day, as news of the unfolding disaster filters through to his parents, Liam is accidentally hurt whilst playing football. Blood spills from his nose and onto his brother’s shirt. Liam’s friends misread the situation and innocently pile on top of him, and the resulting heap of bodies parallels the fatal crush Mark is experiencing at Hillsborough…

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