Louis, a terminally ill writer, returns home after a long absence to tell his family that he is dying.
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A lawyer is asked to come to the police station to clear up a few loose ends in his witness report of a foul murder. “This will only take ten minutes”, they say, but it turns out to be one loose end after another, and the ten minutes he is away from his speech become longer and longer.
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