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Eraser

A chilling tale of childhood criminality.
3/5

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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.

Brief Synopsis

At first glance, Soh seems to be a regular schoolboy who loves games. As his story slowly unfolds, between long leaves of grass and fluffy clouds, his personality starts to take a clearer shape. He is happy and pristine, untainted by the world. Until unexpectedly, one day, a dark seed of enmity takes root into his soul. He finds solace in his video games, as they are his main source of relaxation and regeneration after every ‘erasure’.
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Credits

Director(s): Masatoshi Hasegawa
Writer(s): Masatoshi Hasegawa
Cast: Soh, Tatsurou Igarashi, Teppei Steel
Producer(s): Masatoshi Hasegawa
Director of Photography: Masatoshi Hasegawa
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Runtime: 8 min

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Eraser

A chilling tale of childhood criminality.
3/5

Review

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.

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No artists for this title have been featured on Spotlight.

Brief Synopsis

At first glance, Soh seems to be a regular schoolboy who loves games. As his story slowly unfolds, between long leaves of grass and fluffy clouds, his personality starts to take a clearer shape. He is happy and pristine, untainted by the world. Until unexpectedly, one day, a dark seed of enmity takes root into his soul. He finds solace in his video games, as they are his main source of relaxation and regeneration after every ‘erasure’.
Eraser Short Film

Credits

Director(s): Masatoshi Hasegawa
Writer(s): Masatoshi Hasegawa
Cast: Soh, Tatsurou Igarashi, Teppei Steel
Producer(s): Masatoshi Hasegawa
Director of Photography: Masatoshi Hasegawa
Animation:

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Genre: ,
Country:
Language:
Year:
Runtime: 8 min
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