X jumps first. Down in the water, he’s not allowed to change position. The goal for Y and Z is to jump as close as possible to X. The one who jumps closest to X wins the game. Measuring their power and proving themselves is part of the boys’ everyday life. Even for the 13-year old gentle-natured Yannik. Until his best friend’s upcoming sexual curiosity suddenly puts him in a threatening situation. Where is the line between game and reality and what happens if that line is crossed?
“The Lord of Flies”. The deep fears and special form of cruelty of childhood and forms of domination. And inner demons. A not comfortable short film but so well crafted, splendid embroidery of details than it becomes one of great supports of reflection about an age and a theme. Few boys, a pool, evening,a gesture, a confrontation, a lie and its terrible revenge. The game of nuances, the wise use of ambiguity, the imppecable cinematography and the performances are basic virtues of this short film reminding dark sides of the near reality.
Director: Pascal Reinmann
Stars: Maurice Schnieper, Thierry Brunnschweiler
Language: Swiss German
Release Date: 2016 (Switzerland)
Format : MPEG-4
Format profile : Base Media
Codec ID : isom (isom/iso2/avc1/mp41)
File size : 200 MiB
Duration : 15 min 46 s
Overall bit rate : 1 769 kb/s
Writing application : Lavf57.71.100