A German mother lies to her son about where the Nazis are sending their Jewish neighbors.A German mother lies to her son about where the Nazis are sending their Jewish neighbors.A German mother lies to her son about where the Nazis are sending their Jewish neighbors.
I also admired how it used flashbacks to cement the relationship of the boys while also carrying the plot forward by showing the moments leading up to the present at appropriate intervals.
The scenes of the present benefited from the cinematography and cold colours which helped in building an air of urgency and desperation. On the other hand, the flashbacks employed warmer colours and more relaxed images while also offering an air of the silence before the storm.
Certain scenes of interaction between the characters definitely stood out, notably those involving Henrich and David. Speaking of the kids, I particularly loved their friendship, and it easily made the entire thing even more emotionally touching.
There is a twist towards the end, which thoroughly surprised me because I was too involved in the story.
Also, while others may find the music a little too on the nose, I really did like it.
Overall, I really liked the short, and it drove me to tears.
- May 3, 2020