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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

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