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Anton and Minty (1995)


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Anton carries a ladder through busy London streets while musing on the strange coincidences of life. When he gets home, the flat is a tip and girlfriend Minty lies in a coma. After trying unsuccessfully to rouse her, he puts her to bed and begins to clean up the flat.

Anton returns to the streets. He thinks about Martin Luther King, whether we should study boyhood games for clues on how to build Utopia. While standing on a soapbox he is hassled by a stranger, who tells him about his bizarre encounter with a lorry load of boy scouts' 'woggles'.

Minty plays in the bedroom and remembers a scary time from her young adulthood. Anton dreams that everyone is dead except Minty. Minty staggers into the bathroom.

Anton has a visitor. They discuss deformities while Anton plays football in the front room. Minty invites the visitor to her bedroom where she asks him to wait for her. Minty returns to the kitchen and has a cigarette and a cup of tea while Anton cooks. Minty slumps onto the table.

Outside, another young person is slumped on the pavement. Inside the bedroom the visitor waits for Minty, who does not arrive.