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A Broken Sole

A Broken Sole
Directed byAntony Marsellis
Produced bySusan Charlotte
Stan Cohen
Written bySusan Charlotte
StarringDanny Aiello
Judith Light
Laila Robins
Bob Dishy
Margaret Colin
John Shea
Music byPhilip Glass
CinematographyTom Agnello
Dan Karlok
Ken H. Keller
Edited byWilliam Kelly
David Ray
Robert M. Reitano
Prism Playhouse
Release date
  • August 23, 2006 (2006-08-23)
Running time
97 minutes
CountryUnited States

A Broken Sole is a 2006 trilogy of short films directed by Antony Marsellis and written by Susan Charlotte, dealing with 9/11.[1]


Based on three short plays by Susan Charlotte, the film follows the lives of six characters: a shoemaker and his customer, a cabbie and his passenger, and a dyslexic director and his date.[2]

The Shoemaker

On September 11, 2001, a shoemaker (Danny Aiello) is frantic to close his shop early. A college professor with a broken sole (Judith Light) is desperate for him to keep the shop open. With the backdrop of tragedy, a pair of shoes on a shelf awaits the return of its owner, who will never return for them.

Danny Aiello would reprise this role off-broadway in 2010 and 2011 in The Shoemaker.[3]

The Cabbie

In October 2001 a nervous real-estate broker (Laila Robins) takes a ride with an over-enunciating cab driver (Bob Dishy).

The Dyslexic Lover

In December 2001 Nan (Margaret Colin), an actress who supports herself with a job at a travel agency and Bob (John Shea), a dyslexic director try to come to terms with their on-again, off-again relationship.



An original composition by Philip Glass appears in this film, originally commissioned by Susan Charlotte for the short film; Love Divided By. It also appears on his album "Saxophone."[4]


  1. ^ "A Broken Sole". Retrieved 2012-10-07.
  2. ^ "A Broken Sole (2007) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast". AllMovie. 2007-11-02. Retrieved 2012-10-07.
  3. ^ "Actor Danny Aiello performing in an off-Broadway benefit". Archived from the original on 2012-09-18. Retrieved 2012-10-07.
  4. ^ "Music: Love Divided By". Philip Glass. Archived from the original on 2012-02-29. Retrieved 2012-10-07.

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