A.T Shank & Son have a bad day at the parlour when a falling boulder flattens their hearse. Emotional and literal pitfalls lie in wait for the odd couple as they make their way cross ... See full summary »
Balance is a drama with supernatural overtones about Justina, a mysterious and potent young woman who moves seamlessly through intertwined characters to bring the downfall of one with consequences--both good and bad--to others.
The setting is on a floating platform where a group of evenly and carefully placed men live. Each man is aware that the platform is not stable and in order not to fall to their deaths, they maintain a careful balance of weight to prevent the platform from tipping too far and cause them all to fall. This reasonably harmonious understanding is lost when one man pulls up a heavy trunk. In the ensuing struggle, balance is lost in more than one sense. Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This is a creepy little short film, but definitely worth watching. For a while I thought that I'd be informed that I'll die in seven days or something, but what I saw was an excellent satire on human nature. The style, the animation, and the plot go together like clockwork. There's no music and no voices, but the animation, the environment, and the sound all speak for themselves. Unfortunately they speak the truth, this is both a warning and a foreshadow.
Here's what's going on. Five virtually identical beings are living on a platform that hovers inside a void. The only way these beings differ from each other is by the random numbers on their backs. They each have a purpose; to balance the platform, or it will tip over and they will fall. They are perfectly aware of that and go about with caution. The equilibrium is challenged when one of the beings recovers a mysterious artifact from beneath.
I dare to say no more! You can watch this film for free on Lauenstein.TV. Go see it right now!
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