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Helen Barber ...
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Kadisha Charles ...
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Paul M. Coombs ...
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Joseph DeGiorgio ...
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Jacqueline DeWitt ...
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Ryley Doucette ...
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Rafael Figueroa ...
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Wyatt Fine-Gagné ...
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In a future-past world crumbling and wracked by perpetual war, frantic preparations for a music recital are underway in a disintegrating theatre building. With the aftershocks of the bombing becoming more frequent, only one thing holds the structure together - the unwavering determination of a forgotten old man in the cellar beneath the janitor's apartment. With the inhabitants oblivious to the imminent danger, the future is left in the hands of the desperate performers. Will this be enough to protect them all from catastrophe? Written by Anonymous

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Aspired by "Delicattessen"
19 October 2009 | by (Manitoba) – See all my reviews

It's not quite fair to say this short film is "inspired by" Jeunet & Caro's 1991 classic "Delicatessen". There's more aspiration than inspiration here.

The filmmaker clearly aspires to create a crumbling, past/future, post apocalyptic dystopia very much in the style of "Deli". Unfortunately, the audience is given so little information about what we're seeing that the only thing we know for certain is we're seeing something that's supposed to be a lot like "Delicatessen".

Having said that, the film is definitely very successful in re-creating the gritty look and atmosphere of the earlier film. As a calling card for someone showing off their film-making chops, "Found Objects" is a huge success.

And maybe that's all it was ever intended to be. If you hang in till the end waiting for some revelation that will snap everything into place, it ain't gonna happen. There's apparently an escape at the end, something about "freedom", I guess. But the final shot is so at odds with everything else we've seen, and spliced in so abruptly, that it seems like found footage. I have to think they had something else in mind, but couldn't afford to shoot it. So instead they filmed an old man riding a bike off a cliff into a lake.

So wish Mr. Birnbaum well as he shops this around the industry. This is a nicely produced little showcase, but there's not much else to take away from it.


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