A Review of… Vandalen (Short)

Vandalen (Short)

 

Genre: Drama
Running Time: 17 minutes
Director:  Simon Steuri
Writer:  Simon Steuri
Starring: Jonas Ullman, Nils Althaus, Franziska Schläpfer, Bardo Eicher, Alvaro Lobsiger, Yanik Müller, Graham Geigenmüller, Marius Maissen and Michael Taylor
Year: 2008
Language: German (with English subtitles)
Miscellaneous: Part of the Boys on Film 4: Protect Me From What I Want collection.

 

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“The difficult balancing of two young graffiti artists trying to live their love without betraying what is closest to their heart: painting.”

 

… in 5 words:

Anti-social love and romance.

 

… in 25 words:

Vandalen is a quite gritty; it isn’t bubble wrapped or splashed in pink. The cinematography reflects the tone of the story well, alongside the performances.

 

… in 50 words:

Vandalen is anti-social in that it deals with graffiti i.e. anti-social behaviour and that the ‘love story’ goes against what society is telling the characters to do and be. Despite the depressing visual style (which is perfect), it is actually a rather sweet story underneath with a very satisfying ending.

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