Stylish short with obvious "Lock & Stock" influences...
Just caught TREITUM bu Javier Ruiz this morning on TV. It's one of those original and enjoyable comedic shorts so frequent in spanish cinema, with influences from several places: the Javier Fesser shorts (voice-over, inventive dialogues, good camera work,...), Guy Ritchie (the presentation of some characters reminds you of "Lock & Stock" or "Snatch") and the cinema from Tarantino or Álex de la Iglesia.
But TREITUM has also his own style, something different that maybe will be developed in Ruiz's future projects.
It explains the story of a boy with a weird family (food obsessed mother, sex obsessed grandpa), who is a member of a gang (where girls are forbidden and whose leader is like an SS soldier...). This boy gets in trouble because he disobeys the gang orders watching other girls (he becomes a Treitum, a traitor).
Yes, it's a comedy and in a first vision maybe a superficial one. But there is a message, something to think about hidden in subtle metaphors: the coming of age of the boy, the leader of the gang, etc.
Summarizing, TREITUM is a very original short, highly enjoyable and also an intelligent one.
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