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BLANK – Justin Lee, Kevin Tam

Written by Tony Northrup

This is a very quick film but affective. It begins with two young Asian brothers in a back alley: the younger brother is weak and can’t take care of his problems, so the older brother steps in and takes care of it for him. In front of them is a man, tied and gagged. The older brother says he’ll have to handle his own problems on his own and pulls the trigger.

Years later, the brothers are much older and tension is high in an empty room with their father. The older brother is the one who is tied up this time. The father tells him how disappointed he is with his son & that he has no part of their family. Meanwhile, the brother is secretly cutting away at the rope that holds him in the chair. When the older brother tells the father to go ahead and pull the trigger, the father is quite surprised that here is no bullets in it.

As the older brother gets loose, it is he who surprises his disappointed father. It is then he explains to his younger brother that he chose a different lifestyle then he did. That he didn’t want to carry on with the family business of crime, but to live the life of a cop. He vows he will end this crime driven family one day, but it’s the little brother who has his own plans for his crimefighting brother.

BLANK felt more like a tease than a film. I could easily have seen this as a full length film or even a longer version Short film. More background story would’ve been nice, but I liked what I saw and worth a few minutes of your time. It’s the typical “good cop/bad brother” scenario, but it was good.

RANK: 7.5/10

Directed by Justin Lee, Kevin Tam
Produced by Rasikh Jawaid, Justin Lee, Cindy Lu, Kevin Tam
Written by Rasikh Jawaid, Justin Lee, Kevin Tam
Edited by Rasikh Jawaid, Justin Lee, Kevin Tam

Posted in Cinema and Shortmovie and Film and Indie and Pulp/Noir by Tony Northrup on December 9th, 2011 at %I:%M %p.

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