Friday, October 14, 2011

Fantastic Short Film Friday - The Rules of the Game (live-action)

And we are back with another installment in our Fantastic Short Film Friday series, as we continue to showcase films released in the "lesser" known form of cinema- the short film.

This week we have for you a funny and dark look at love and all the wrong places it can go. Here is a 7-minute comedic short from the UK called, The Rules of the Game from filmmaker, Tom Daley. This is actually a convincing look at how love can be at one moment bright and the next moment a dark hole on the soul.

The story is simple, but the themes explored are humorous as the viewer is lead down false path after false path until the final reveal. Simply put, a man pulls up in front of a large mansion to stay the weekend and begins to tell a tale of love, betrayal and the sweet taste of revenge.

It's just a lot of fun and wonderfully acted. The whole short is just one guy talking to the camera, telling his story, and its compelling enough that his thoughts and words never feel forced. It all hinges on the one actor and frankly (and luckily) he's just a wonderful storyteller.

Check this out if you've ever had your heart broken before and always dreamed of getting some sweet revenge. Check this out if you enjoy laughing at all the wrong things. Enjoy this weeks dose of short form goodness in, The Rules of the Game.

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