A short film about appalling behaviour.
Larry Day and Bruce Dinsmore as The Players
A film by Karl Raudsapp-Hearne
Funded by Bravo! FACT
Presented by Pulsing Calf Pictures
Written, Directed and Produced by Karl R. Hearne
“Monday Night” isn’t the first squash-themed short film to serve as a cypher for dubious behaviour in business and, I suspect, it won’t be the last. As a case in point, French director Lionel Bailliu’s 2003 film Squash showed two business rivals involved in on-court combat of the “fight to the death” variety.
In contrast, Karl Raudsapp-Hearne’s 2011 film contrasts on-court etiquette (or lack of it in the case of Larry Day’s self-destructive player) with off-court subterfuge, both opponents happy to plot against a new colleague to further their own financial ends.
“I guess that’s the game,” says Day’s character at the death.
For some players, I suspect that’s just what it is.