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A chilling tale of childhood criminality.


Masatoshi Hasehawa’s short drama ‘Eraser’ is a thought-provoking and intense exploration of the blurred lines between innocence and criminality. The story centres around a young adolescent boy, portrayed brilliantly by Soh, who spends most of his days in the world of video games. However, when not immersed in his own fantasy world, he is shown committing chilling acts of brutality, leaving the audience perplexed and disturbed.

The stark contrast between the video game world the boy inhabits and the brutal crimes he commits is jarring and effective in creating an unsettling atmosphere. Hasehawa’s direction is minimalistic but impactful, with limited dialogue allowing the audience to focus on the visual storytelling and the raw emotions conveyed through Soh’s performance.

The film’s limited budget is not a hindrance, as the cinematography, sound, and post-production are all well-crafted and elevate the film’s production value.

Overall, ‘Eraser’ is a thriller that will stay with you long after the credits roll. It’s a testament to the film’s brilliance that it tackles such a dark subject matter with such a deft hand. Highly recommended for anyone who loves a gripping and chilling tale of human psychology.

Eraser Short Film


Runtime: 8 min
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