In the depths of a snowy forest in an unknown wartime, two soldiers from opposing armies try to outwit each other in a perilous game of Tic-Tac-Toe, until they find themselves outplayed by destiny.

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31 October 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Acim Vasic should be applauded for this 10 minute short film set in a snowy forest in an unknown country, mainland Europe, I guess and an unknown war, the second world war I reckon.

O is shot down behind enemy lines. X captures him and marches him through a snowy forest. Each time O gets an opportunity to escape, he is gunned down by X.

There is an opportunity to turn the tables when X steps on a landmine and O grabs the rifle.

It is a simple plot with not dialogue apart from a clacking sound made by X each time he wants O's attention.

The short is regarded as absurd but I did not view it as a comedy. A game of noughts and crosses played out in real life. Very well photographed, lovely sound effects and the director showed a lot of skill in making this short.


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