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Afer losing his wife and daughter to another man, Philip decides to commit suicide by hiring a hitman. But a chance encounter in Vegas gives him a new thirst for life. Now he must convince the hitman, standing on the other side of the door, to let him live. Written by Anonymous

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This one hit me
21 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't normally comment on short films. (Though I may do it more often.) I try to make comments that matter, and honestly, it's too difficult to find a way to see short films even if you hear about them. But maybe enough comments will help to change that.

I just got back from the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles, and I have a lot of film on which to comment, but I had to make one of them this gem of a short film, Hit Me. Here's why ...

First, it's a full film! It's only 25 minutes long or so, but it's a full interesting story with suspense and intrigue. It's really like a miniature feature.

There are mainly two characters, and it could have been a boring talking-heads-film like you see in many shorts with two characters and a lot of dialogue, but it's not. The main character hires a hit-man to kill himself, and then finds himself trapped in a bathroom with the hit-man on the other side of the door. But the man wants to live now. Compelling, right? It really is.

What makes it work is that the writing is not what you often times see in these festival films. It's neither amateurish and cliché, nor pseudo-intellectual and trite. It's smart and real, and the performances are very good. The actors are both professionals and they both do a great job delivering this story and their emotions.

I saw this film twice. I saw it on Friday with a group of shorts and then went to see it again with another group of shorts two days later. The main reason I saw it again is because there is this little piece of wisdom at the end that I wanted to hear again. I jotted it down and looked it up online just to see if it was taking from somewhere else. It's not. Like the rest of the film, it's original. This is just really good and well thought out writing. I know that the writer and the director said they are trying to raise money to do the feature, or a similar feature. I hope they get it. They both did a good job. The director got great performances from the cast and really made this film flow as good as a full budget feature.

This is one of the best shorts I've seen at a festival in a long time.


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