Whims of Fortune

A 10-minute epic. Brought to you by Nova Polaris (www.novapolaris.ro) A mystery if you will. Seen enough Ben Hur like epics with the actors ‘chewing’ the scenery? Not here.  I do like the film, the armor, the photography and the actors are believable. It has a beginning, a middle, and an end. If you only got 10-minutes you have to deliver plot points fast.  It even has a little philosophy thrown in.  COOL!  The actors are believable as stoic shield carriers, there is no asides, no grand speeches, and that’s just fine.  The film builds suspense.  I want to see more films like this about the average soldier.

I would love to know your opinion on the sword fight.  It seemed to me it could have been a bit more Peckinpah (meaning a little more violence with a little more cinematography for effect) but the battle was conducted cleanly and quietly (realism?).

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