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Ben Bela Böhm,
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Alex has a crush on her brother's friend, Jesse. But Jesse likes Alex's brother, Taylor. Alex knows something is up with her brother. Caught in an awkward position, Taylor takes Alex and Jesse to his favorite spot.
Aaron Michael Davies,
Based on a true story dating back to 1985 when two Polish boys, a teenager and his little brother, escaped from communist Poland all the way to Sweden, hidden under a truck. In the movie, their destination has been changed to Denmark.
This short film does one thing and it does it reasonably well, and this is to show the difference between being a child and being childish. The plot sees 3 young boys building a fort out of bales of straw only for a group of those in their late teens turn up to have their own kind of fun.
The film shows the youngest characters having reasonably clean simple fun and contrasts this with the older group who are using drugs, drinking and engaging in more cruel types of fun at the expense of others. The difference is made even starker when certain actions result in potentially more serious outcomes. In making this contrast the film labors a bit and even at 11 minutes it feels like it goes on longer than it needed to. It has a nice sense of foreboding that builds pretty well but has the downside in that you pretty much know where it is going and this combines with the slow, overlong feel, to reduce the impact of events. The cast are fine if a little stiff within the film and generally the choice of shots was OK but nothing to really make note of.
Overall Bale has a simple point to make and makes it, however it is sluggish and a bit obvious in making it and it doesn't really linger in the mind.
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