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Death of a Shadow (2012)
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Stuck in a dark limbo between life and death, a deceased soldier Nathan Rijckx collects shadows of dying men and women to buy back his own second chance at life. Obsessed by a girl he met ... See full summary »

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Laura Verlinden ...
Sarah Winters
Peter van den Eede ...
Collector Of Shadows (as Peter Van Den Eede)
Benjamin Ramon ...
Daniel Hainaut
Amandine Zurbuchen ...
Nurse
Brian Piezel ...
Boran Kassovic
Denis Duron ...
Jan Ternauw
Gregory Rabat ...
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Emile Boudaille ...
Thomas Belcourt
Bruno Clément ...
German Soldier
Franck Maréco ...
German Soldier
Daniel Rechul ...
German Soldier
Laurent Marchetti ...
German Soldier
Guillaume Sentier ...
German Soldier
Simon Robas ...
German Soldier
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Stuck in a dark limbo between life and death, a deceased soldier Nathan Rijckx collects shadows of dying men and women to buy back his own second chance at life. Obsessed by a girl he met the moment before he died, the thought of seeing his beloved again drives the soldier to regain access to the world of the living. But when he discovers that she's already in love with someone else, jealousy clouds his mind and pushes him toward a bitter decision, a decision not without its consequences... Written by ellendewaele

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Very Good Film - Well Worth Watching
14 February 2013 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

Having seen all 5 of the 2013 Oscar-nominated live-action shorts, my opinion is that this should be a two-horse race between "Henry" and this film, "Death of a Shadow". In the end, I give the nod to "Henry", but this film also is quite entertaining and worthy. I didn't love it QUITE as much as an earlier reviewer, but still - very good.

I enjoyed the twists and turns of the plot, and the overall concept was intriguing. The steampunk thing - I dunno if that added or subtracted - maybe both. Given the time constraints of the format, there was just a little bit too much going on to make this a great short.

Of the 5 nominees, this is the only one I'd really like to see as a full- length film, although the subject matter is so off-the-wall that commercial success would be tough.


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