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13 out of 17 people found the following review useful:

A Short and Deep Tale of Greed

Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
19 December 2009

While working after hours copying documents, the bored clerk kicks and punches the buttons of the photocopy machine when it jams. The photocopier releases a piece of paper with a black circle in the center, and when the clerk puts his cup of coffee on the spot, he discovers that it is indeed a black hole. The clerk uses the black hole to get a chocolate bar from a vending machine. Then the greedy employee decides to use the black hole to open the door of a room with a safe and steal the money from inside. However, he does not reach the wads of notes on the bottom and enters in the safe to take all the money out with tragic consequences.

"The Black Hole" is a short and deep tale of greed of human nature. It is impressive how the writers and directors Philip Sansom and Olly Williams were able to make a short of less than 3 minutes running time without any line and succeed in transmitting one of the seven deadly sins ( "Avaritia") so perfectly and with right dose of humor. My vote is nine.

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Human Greed

Author: ks19 from Japan
15 February 2014

This movie is only three minutes long, but it is enough to describe man's greediness. I thought once again if you could get anything, you would continue to want.

A man is working in the office late at night and he has to copy many pieces of paper. A black hole is printed on one of them. He finds that he can get something through it. Then he decides to use that black hole to get the bills in the safe.

The story is simple and very easy to understand. Even so, the messages are certainly in it. Also, it is just funny. When I finished watching this short, I felt it is bad thing to want too much. However, if I were in the similar situation, I would do the same thing.

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful:

Not amazing perhaps but punchy, well developed and well delivered

Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom
21 February 2011

Silently and in three minutes this little short film delivers a single punch-line that is an end to the tale and it does it is a very enjoyable way. An office worker is busy doing pointless photocopying late at night and is clearly tired and fed up with the whole affair. When the copier produces a piece of paper with a black circle on it he finds that it somehow creates a void in any object he puts it against. So taking a chocolate bar out of the vending machine by creating a void in the glass is a given, but it takes mere seconds for his ambitions to be greater.

A simple morality tale this one but well delivered as a contained idea – get in, get out and satisfy the audience with the slightest of offerings. There is no dialogue here but it still works because the idea is simple and delivered well. I laughed at the end, although it did have a certain dramatic edge to it as well. A very simple short film but the idea is quickly developed and delivered which made it surprisingly satisfying and punchy.

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A joke of a movie

Author: Thomas ( from Berlin, Germany
22 September 2015

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

And I do not mean this in any negative way. To me, this little film felt like a joke that you tell somebody with a punchline in the end and everything before that leads to this ending. "The Black Hole" is a 2.5-minute short film from sever years ago written and directed by Philip Sansom and Olly Williams. A man realizes that the document he just printed works as a black hole, so he can grab some sweets for free, but he gets greedier and greedier and his next target is the company's safe. He goes for it and it seems like a success, but only until his greed gets the best of him and he decides to pretty much climb into the safe. Bed decision here. Unfortunately, the two filmmakers have not managed to build a feature film career on the Youtube success of this little movie here. The lead actor at least appeared in minor roles in famous films such as "The Master". Good watch here and I recommend. Certainly worth 2-3 minutes of your time.

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