the hire – ticker

This article is part of the series the hire

The BMW film series "The Hire" is a series of short films produced for the internet in the early 2000s.

  1. the hire – ambush
  2. the hire – chosen
  3. the hire – the follow
  4. the hire – star
  5. the hire – powder keg
  6. the hire – hostage
  7. the hire – ticker
  8. the hire – beat the devil
  9. the hire – the escape

Continuing the BMW short film series, “The Hire”. This is the second film in the second series. It is directed by Joe Carnahan and features F Murray Abraham.

the plot

In an unnamed foreign country, the Driver drives a wounded man who carries a mysterious briefcase, while under helicopter attack. During the attack the briefcase is struck by a bullet, causing a display on it to begin counting down, and it to leak an unknown grey fluid from the bullet hole. The Driver manages to cause the helicopter to crash, but refuses to proceed without knowing the contents of the damaged briefcase. It is revealed that the man guards a human heart for transplant to a statesman (shown in military uniform), whose life and peacemaking is needed for the continued freedom of the country’s people. The case is delivered by the Driver in time for the surgery. Also present are another military officer whom the passenger had said would take over the country with tyranny if his superior died (and whose uniform matches the soldiers who had tried to intercept the heart), and US agents who ensure that he does not interfere with the surgery, and so is forced to give up his attempt to take the country by force.

about the author

Born in the UK at an early age, and migrated to Australia shortly thereafter. A passion for his technology career, literature, music performance, and of all things, Indian cuisine.

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