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The Jigsaw (2014)

The purchase of a mystery Jigsaw Puzzle from a strange and unsettling vendor leads a man to an evening of frightening consequences.
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Cast overview:
Pedro Monteiro ... Man
Daragh O'Malley ... Vendor
Peter Bova Peter Bova ... Leather Seller
Patsi Redpath Patsi Redpath ... Donut Seller
Stephen Redpath Stephen Redpath ... Linen Seller
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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 Nick Riganas

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vendor | warning | customer | box | antique | See All (14) »

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Some Puzzles Are Best Left Unsolved...


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Filmed on location in Portugal and England. See more »

Quotes

Man: Excuse me, Sir, what's in this box?
Vendor: Oh, forget that one... it's not worth the price it costs.
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We'll Meet Again
Written by Ross Parker, Hugh Charles (as Hughie Charles) (lyrics)
Performed by Vera Lynn
Courtesy of Decca Records
Published by Chester Music Ltd trading as Dash Music Co
By kind permission of Music Sales Creative
Under licence from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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Simplicity at best! (Contains no spoilers)
26 October 2014 | by woodward526See all my reviews

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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Country:

UK | Portugal

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 January 2014 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

El puzzle See more »

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Budget:

GBP3,000 (estimated)
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Sibling Films See more »
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2.35 : 1
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