Derniere Nuit - Emmanuel Roudaut
Dark comedy. I like it, and thus, it's obvious I would love a black-as-sackcloth film like Derniere Nuit. It's your basic partying-goes-wrong film, and it's so well done that it made me forget that there are a lot of other films in this specification. Added to that is the race against the clock element, as the movers are on their way. The way the event that goes wrong actually manages to go wrong is shocking in both suddenness and the reaction being so measured. The following scenes are dark, funny, and played for both serious drama and comedy. It's a fun short, and one where the actors have to walk a line between believably creepy and over-the-top. These guys manage it brilliantly. Maybe it goes a minute or two too long for the material, you'll hardly notice because everything in it is fantastic.
Klaus at Gunpoint
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