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In a strange, but wonderful world a creature envisions the fatal outcome of a potential decision and is therefore granted a chance to alter future events.

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Alex Glawion

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Alex Glawion
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"The Risk not Taken" is a story about making the right decisions. Can one calculate the inherent risks of imminent decisions and take full responsibility for their outcome? Should one be allowed to make decisions of this magnitude for others? With the symbolic omnipotent sphere, the main character holds the world's fate in his hands. The decision is his whether to use this power to improve life for many, yet at the same time might risk a catastrophe, or to separate himself from this power, and take the safer, more long lasting path. As he ponders and envisions the possible risks involved if he were to use the power, as well as what he would lose if he made the wrong decision, symbolized by the woman and child, he decides against this burden of power and lets go of the power and lets the sphere fall so as not to be tempted to change his mind. Written by Anonymous

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Germany

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English

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28 October 2011 (Germany) See more »

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2.35 : 1
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A true artistic movie in animated format full of philosophical thought
16 January 2012 | by blendercreatorSee all my reviews

The Risk not Taken opens your eyes to the struggle of deciding whether to take a risk that might literally blow up in your face. In this metaphorical journey you follow a fantastic creature that touches your heart without needing a single word. It is the strength of the expressionistic pictures, where every frame for itself would be worse hanging on the wall, that asks the viewer: "Is it worth it?" This movie uses powerful images and desperate situations to warn of the consequences of large risks. The movie is full of details and hidden messages that hint to a strong philosophical basis of the story. Even after watching it more than 15 times I still find little nuances, like the usage of colors, the specific note struck at a certain time or the connection between different scenes that makes room for various interpretations of the movie. Hard to believe that this blooming, detailed and moving short-film was produced entirely by one person! Can't wait to watch more from this incredibly talented director!


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