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A man reacts with violence when a pair of eyes spy on him from inside a cardboard box. Inspired by the 1974 novel by Kobo Abe.

Director:

Nirvan Mullick

Writers:

Nirvan Mullick, Kôbô Abe (inspired by the novel by) (as Kobo Abe)
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Grungy streets of a city, night, rain. A man in a topcoat and fedora stops in front of a large cardboard box on the sidewalk across from his flat. The box is upside-down, a narrow slit near the top. The man is startled when two eyes stare out at him from the box. He hurries to his flat, and, still in topcoat and hat, watches the box from his window. The eyes in the box have tilted the man's usually perfectly-lined life. He goes to a closet and removes a rifle with a telescopic sight. What's next for the box, and if he pulls the trigger, what awaits the solitary man? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Release Date:

13 November 2002 (USA) See more »

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According to the Nirvan Mullick, the most difficult shot of this short film was the opening scene. It took 9 days to light and set up the motion-control rig and then another 7 days to animate. It involved an elaborate two part camera move that Mullick wanted to appear seamless. But after the first camera move was over, and then after taking five days to animate the puppet walking into position for the second camera move, a motor in the motion-control rig stopped working. The crew had to take the camera apart to fix the motor, and then put the camera back in order to finish the shot. The problem was fixed during post production. See more »

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