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Pitch Black Heist (2011)

TV-MA | | Short, Crime, Drama | April 2012 (USA)
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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John Maclean

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John Maclean
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Michael Fassbender ... Michael
Liam Cunningham ... Liam
Alex Macqueen ... Isaac
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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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Short | Crime | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

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April 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Listeia sta tyfla See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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DMC Film See more »
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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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Impressive
9 October 2012 | by serracinarSee all my reviews

Watched this movie in Manchester Film festival last week and among all other short movies, that was one of my favorites.

B&W usage is great, light is perfect. Actors are in great harmony and references to Irish & English culture made me smile.

It looks like this won an award at Bafta 2012 - I'd say it's well deserved !

A good deal of time and money invested in this and outcome is not disappointing.

If you like short films - you should watch it. If you aren't keen on short movies normally, still this one will grab your attention.


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