The Guests (1998)

The Guests
Type Short Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 0hr 35mins.
Genres
Keywords black comedy, psychodrama, short
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Ron Kalish Editor n/a 172 7000001
Chaim Kantor Photography n/a 120835 6000002
Mo Flam Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Daniel Libin Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Camille Saint-Saens Song n/a 120859 8000001
Johann Sebastian Bach Song n/a 120859 8000002
Mimi Maxmen Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Charlotte Bourke Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Song n/a 120859 8000003
Alex Twersky Associate Producer n/a 171 3000002
Roni Deitz Producer n/a 3 3000001
Victor Mancini Actor Simon 1 1000005
Sheila Mart Actor Eve 1 1000004
Lee Moore Actor Frederick 1 1000003
Ashley Smith Actor Peter 1 1000002
Ruth Moss Kulerman Actor Agnes 1 1000006
Jack Mertz Actor Carl 1 1000007
Daniel Libin Director n/a 2 2000001
Bob Walz Actor Lars 1 1000009
Jacqueline Margolis Actor Veronica 1 1000008
Libby Christophersen Actor Abigail 1 1000001
Synopsis
Peter and Abigail are young newlyweds forced to confront the demons of their marriage on their first night in their new home. In the middle of the night they are awakened by the sound of their doorbell ringing. At the doorstep wearing masks are three middle-aged couples dressed in formal attire. They have mistakenly arrived in a limousine for the anniversary party of an elderly couple. Wishing to clarify the error, they invite themselves in to use the telephone. While the male guests advise Peter on how to build a financial nest egg, the female guests tutor Abigail on home decor and the wifely arts. A series of false exits by the guests escalates the situation into near-madness. Peter's inertia and Abigail's hysteria over their presence drives the couple to a confrontation with the guests and with themselves.