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Over presents a crime scene. During the course of 9 wide shots, we watch an intriguing story unfold. What's happened in this quiet neighbourhood? A murder, hit-and-run, an accident? The reality is profound, and deeply unexpected.

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Jörn Threlfall

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Jörn Threlfall
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Russell Anthony Russell Anthony ... Coroner
Gary Calandro Gary Calandro ... Coroner
Bailee MyKell Cowperthwaite ... Herself
Malcolm Davies ... Detective
Amanda Edwards ... Forensics Team
Bob Egerton Bob Egerton ... Inspector
Jean Ellwood Jean Ellwood ... Old woman
Cem Kalfa Cem Kalfa ... Young boy
Conner Mckenzy ... Jogger
Meg Meagher Meg Meagher ... Jogger
Chin Nyenwe Chin Nyenwe ... Cleaner
Damian Quinn ... Dad
Chris Wilson Chris Wilson ... Sergeant
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'Over' appears to present a police crime scene. Over the course of 14 minutes and 9 wide shots (told in reverse order), we watch as an intriguing story unfolds and heads towards a dramatic conclusion. What has happened in this quiet, suburban neighbourhood? Has there been a murder, a hit-and-run, an accident? The reality is both profound, and deeply unexpected.

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Short | Crime | Thriller

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UK

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30 July 2017 (Germany) See more »

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Slow, deliberate and oddly engaging, even if it does lose power on subsequent viewings
2 July 2016 | by bob the mooSee all my reviews

Based on a true story, this film tells the story of an event in a quiet suburban street. We don't really know what happened – and it is 'happened', because we join the film late in the night and jump backwards in time in steps, seeing a different aspect of the aftermath each time, until we eventually rest on the event itself. I won't say the event because it would detract quite a lot from the experience of watching the film, but it will be known to most people I think.

The film is a very slow and deliberate one; it plays out in mostly detached and static wide-shots, which take in the quiet nature of the street and the police activity. In doing this it makes the viewer pay attention to the scene, although being honest the lack of reward (mostly) does mean you have to decide to stick with it. There is a solid ending to the film though, which does pay-off, however mostly the short is about the manner of delivery rather than the story itself. In this way the film's structure and style is what sticks in the mind more than the 'event'. It did still work for me in this way, however it did mean that a repeat watch was not as engaging.


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