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The kid is living on the streets doing things to survive that he'd rather
not. The older man has lost a lover and is losing his eyesight. Perhaps
selling the rest of his goods will protect him form ever having to lose
anything else. Perhaps they can protect each other.
This works as a short and leaves you wanting to know more of the backstory. It's well worth the few minutes that it takes to view.
As the story unfolds, you get to see pieces of the lives of two
different men whose lives eventually intersect. With the older Asian
man, you get the sense that he's lost the partner of his life's
journey. The younger man has lost more, yet doesn't know his
destination. Will the two of them help each other find their way? The
actors do well expressing themselves without words, instead using their
eyes and body language to reveal their true feelings. There's limited
dialogue, but its enough to convey what each of them are fleeing.
Good cinematography and editing. The plot seems a little implausible, but if you can get beyond that, you are left wondering what happened before and what will happen after.
Indeed this is a very touching film with very little dialog, yet the
emotions are captured very clearly. The narrative is smooth and
consistent from beginning to end. It shows the craft of someone who
will have the skill do make very fine feature films one day.
Others have given you the outline of the story, so no need to repeat that. But the anguish, frustration, and disillusionment of both main characters is substantial and gripping, perhaps might even make you a bit misty at points.
It always impressive when a film maker can tell a complete story in such a short amount time.
Well, worth seeing, you can find several copies of it on YouTube and likely on other Video Archive sights.
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