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Death of a Shadow (2012)
"Dood van een Schaduw" (original title)

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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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Short but ...
30 March 2014 | by See all my reviews

So maybe it isn't about size (or in this case length), but about quality. And this short movie has that and then some. Visually you will not be able to find this any different from any Blockbuster you are watching on the big screen (or small one to stay with the theme). The story may be a bit predictable to a point, but this does not take away the fun you can and will have if you like your Science Fiction a bit bleaker than the rest of the pack.

The actors are more than decent and the sound design is well made too. There is a reason this scored over 7 here on IMDb and if you do not have any hesitations against short movies, you should seek this out and watch it, if you can. Well worth your time


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