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Pitch Black Heist (2011)

 |  Short, Crime, Drama  |  April 2012 (USA)
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Liam (Liam Cunningham) and Michael (Michael Fassbender) are professional safe crackers who meet on a simple job to relieve an office safe from its contents. The catch is a light activated ... See full summary »



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Liam (Liam Cunningham) and Michael (Michael Fassbender) are professional safe crackers who meet on a simple job to relieve an office safe from its contents. The catch is a light activated alarm system impelling the men to embark on a pitch black heist Written by Anonymous

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Second (out of three) Maclean project that features Michael Fassbender: "Man on a Motorcycle" (2009), "Pitch Black Heist" (2011), and "Slow West" (2015). See more »

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Fantastic short film!
23 June 2012 | by (Toronto) – See all my reviews

I watched this at the CFC Worldwide Shorts in Toronto and it was easily the favourite film there. This film had a wonderful combination of comedy, drama, and brilliant tension. The plot and premise is really great, too.

The acting is fantastic. There's a great rapport between characters. The film uses only three actors, but it's not something you realise. It's really quite a budgeted film but they worked so well with it! The setting is also very tense and the use of B&W was very effective.

Finally, the twist at the end made an already great film even better. It's a great short film that needs to be rewatched several times, just to get the full effect.

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