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While driving, a paranoid man gets into an argument with his navigation device about his chosen destination. It seems to try to stop the man from doing something stupid. | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Martijn Smits 
Erwin van den Eshof 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Martijn Smits 
Erwin van den Eshof 

Produced by
Brian De Vore .... line producer
Martijn Smits .... producer
Erwin van den Eshof .... producer
Original Music by
Herman Witkam 
Cinematography by
Jorrit Garretsen 
Film Editing by
Michiel Boesveldt 
Sound Department
Frank Bunnik .... sound
Ronnie van der Veer .... foley artist
Ronnie van der Veer .... sound designer
Ronnie van der Veer .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Bucko Arends .... titles design
Visual Effects by
Shosho .... visual effects
Harold de Groot .... thanks
Lucas Geurts .... thanks
Dimitri Merkoulov .... thanks
Thaumar Rep .... thanks
Lee Ross .... thanks
Meike Ticheler .... thanks

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10 min
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Very dark...but exceptional in every way, 12 September 2011
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

Martijn Smits and Erwin van den Eshof have pulled off something quite rare for filmmakers. They managed to take a film with VERY dark themes and yet make it socially relevant and funny. It could very easily have been just a violent film or a kooky comedy, but they managed to create something wholly unique and entertaining.

"Off Road" is a short film that mostly consists of an angry man driving. However, his car (especially his GPS) seems possessed. At first the GPS seems to be a normal system, but then it engages with him--like it has a mind of its own. It argues with him NOT to do what he's about to do...and you slowly come to realize that he's got his girlfriend locked in the trunk and he plans on killing her! As I said, it's VERY dark. Yet, the film manages to work very well at the end. It is NOT a super-violent film and it even manages to be funny. I especially like how it did NOT have the clichéd happy ending--his girlfriend's reaction is realistic and a great strike against the notion of a passive or foolish woman. I could say a lot more about this film but just don't want to spoil it. It's exceptionally professionally made--and more experienced actors and directors couldn't have done better--which is amazing for these young filmmakers. See this one. Just be aware that this is NOT a film for kids due to its theme and understandably harsh language. Well done!!

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