A bizarre incident as a young boy left Aaron with an unusual facial disfigurement that has plagued him all his life. Isolated and vulnerable, Aaron seeks comfort in the friendship and understanding of an unexpected group of outcasts.
During an opulent banquet, eleven pampered guests participate in what appears to be a ritualistic gastronomic carnage. In this grotesque universe, an unexpected sequence of events destabilizes the endless symphony of abundance.
In the tradition of classic westerns, a narrator sets up the story of a lone gunslinger who walks into a saloon. However, the people in this saloon can hear the narrator and the narrator may just be a little bit bloodthirsty.
Strolling up and down a bustling outdoor flea market, a withered silver-haired man browses the tiny and humble stands, when unexpectedly, a shadowy, out-of-the-way cramped antique shop grabs his attention. In the first place, everything seems quite ordinary, but after a while, inside the gloomy, crammed with objects shop, the choosy customer will eventually dig out underneath a pile of dusty boxes, a worn-out, unobtrusive paper box of a jigsaw puzzle which bears neither a label nor a picture. Obviously, this is no ordinary item, so, anxiously and with eyes gleaming with desire, the eager, yet unaware buyer, after offering a small fortune, he will leave the shabby place ignoring the unwilling vendor's warning. Soon, as the man painstakingly puts the puzzle's pieces together one-by-one nearing its completion, somehow, reason's frail confines will be irreparably breached by sheer and undiluted man-devouring paranoia. What could the puzzle's sinister mystery be?Written by
Keep a look out for this team of brothers! The Al-Safar Bros are one to watch. Their stylistic approach the filmmaking including their work on "The Jigsaw" is phenomenal.
The story is simple with its approach, just the way short films should be. Man stumbles across old jigsaw puzzle, store owner teases of demise, man brings puzzle home and all hell breaks loose. All-in-all, the film is highly effective and will leave audiences with a sense of an "A-ha" moment right before the final reveal / scare. It's so effective in fact that each time the ending rolls around, the audience gasps is terror, leaving them silent, dissecting what they just saw throughout the credits.
This film is one that will stick with you long before it's over. Visually speaking, the Al-Safar Bros have found their knack and have discovered a way to bring high Hollywood grade filmmaking to the short film setting with a limited budget. These dudes are children at heart which forces creativity to run wild. Seemingly, no shot was too big, no edit was too doctored and no action was too perceived. It was just perfect.
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