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Greed, animated short film


By: coffeeshorts

Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Added: 8 years ago

Views: 1,110

A superbly animated, clever and funny short film from Swedish character animator Alli Sadegiani. Through the simplest of plotlines, a single character, a single setting and a little comedy we see human greed laid bare for the idiotic and dangerous thing it is, something we all know is a part of us bubbling beneath the surface, that some keep in check and others fail to with disastrous implications for themselves and the people around them.

An effective little nightmare.

Review by: MiamiMovieCritic

Added: 7 years ago

Greed is an animated movie that sticks with you. It's a little over two minutes, and it has only one character and one setting. But the ideas are clear and the humor is pitch-black. This is an effective little nightmare.

The main character looks like Gollum from The Lord of the Rings. He shares Gollum's flaws: self-deception and avarice. The film is set in a seedy motel room. The bathroom is sprayed floor to ceiling with graffiti. An unpleasant little man in boxer shorts and a wife-beater is staring at his reflection in the mirror. A pimple appears on his cheek, and he discovers that when he presses it a mountain of gold appears. Another pimple appears, and another, until he discovers that this is a losing game he’s playing.

I don't know if you can talk about "performances" in animated movies, but this guy is a tour-de-force. He's a nervous wreck, and he makes you feel extremely uneasy. The color palette and the soundtrack – especially the sinister beating heart that opens and closes the film – also contribute to the film’s disturbing tone.