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The Bypass (2003)

A bypass somewhere in Rajasthan, two violent muggers and a corrupt police officer but it seems there is something more to the story.

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A very professional short based on a dark yet enjoyable story
2 May 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Two young people in love are making a trip through the desert and take the bypass round a town. On the bypass their car is ambushed by two men who kill them and take their possessions. The two men then make their way across the hills to get some food. However they are not the only corrupt people in the area and nobody in the area seems to be beyond violence and crime.

With no words in English and no subtitles, it was important that this short film be meaningful, easy to follow and clear. For a part of the film it the middle you are unsure of where it is going and it appears to wander a little bit, but it manages to end really well and mark itself out as a short film that focuses on a generally very violent and corrupt little area. The lack of meaningful dialogue wasn't really a problem as the film did enough to keep me involved in the story and the situation without the need for words. Of course the cast do a lot to help this and they are all pretty good - the standout being the first of the two criminals who has to carry a lot with looks and such.

On top of a good tale, the film's main attraction is that it looks great and is very professionally put together - this is not a student film or a short with a restrictive budget. The film looks very polished and the use of locations rather than studios or sets really helps. The film stock gives the film a further professional touch and it does look really very good considering the comparatively low budget that it was made on.

Overall, the short is based on a really enjoyable little tale, although you need patience and not to expect that tight a narrative. The lack of dialogue is not a problem and the film's main selling point is that it is very professional and looks like a great deal more money was spent on it than actually was.


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