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Le Burglar

by one under par

A Mime, invisible guns, and a whole lotta insane shit!


Giggling flatmates and a mime seems like an innocuous enough plotline for a film, but this played the shit just got real card very fast and was all the better for it. With a few f-bombs here and there and invisible guns that actually went off, this had a classic casual Kiwi tone.

The camerawork was top quality, and the framing was tight but involving ala John Carpenter. It was a fast paced, nicely edited film of a shootout with a catburglar mime, but the cast also delivered their lines with aplomb and the payoff was well earned.

Now my review book notes are what I'm sticking to here because I don't have a way of rewatching the film, but yeah whilst this was thrilling the characters were a little underdeveloped for my liking, verging into stereotypes. But on the other hand this was just presenting a slice of action which is in my opinion the best way to approach a short, so hard to argue with. The other minor issue I have was that you only shot in your flat, which I understand may have been your only location, but it did mean that the set came across as a bit plain.

Story: 3/5
Technical: 3.5/5
Elements: 4/5
Overall: 3.5/5

Really enjoyed this film. Some of the lines were LOL-able.
Even though the location was flat (a literal flat by the look of things) it didnt detract from the great elements of humour and cheesy deaths
Cannot wait to watch it again!

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