I was glad to learn that fellow blogger, Isagani, was still online and seriously blogging. After searching for his blogging call, having a number of blogs discussing a number of topic including his medical blog site, he’s got a new site Coffee with Arsenic. But I’m not going to blog about his various blogs but to blog about a short film he uploaded on his site. The film was entitled J’attendrai Le suivant (I’ll wait for the next one).
It was about 4 minutes long so I watched the film anyway, without regard that it was part of Isagani’s contest :). It was intriguing, anyway. It was cleverly made and without a dull moment, I should say–perfect for a short film and it was very powerful in its message.
The film is about a guy who bravely declare in a public train that he’s looking for true love after realizing that there are about 5 million French women who are single. After his monologue, he asked for a call to action to any woman who would want to take his call, get out of the next station. A lady who’s also in his same shoes saw an opportunity that it might be her lucky day. The train stopped, he races to catch her, only to say that it was sketch.
One might look at the film in many ways, it is a cruel joke, a good twist or a perfect example of the realities of life. Incidentally, a mom in the US was indicted for causing the suicide of a 13 year-old girl. She was apparently meddling with her daughter’s life and thought that the girl had some grudge against her daughter. She befriended the 13 year-old on Myspace posing as a 16 year-old boy and courted her. The girl was thought that she found a perfect boyfriend in “Josh” only to be spurned after almost a month. She hanged her self after the “break-up” and died the next day.
The art, the Internet, the work or any environment for that matter is good but when playing with emotions, this could certainly lead to a troubling conclusion but at times it could be fatal. As to the short film, it was a sketch but in reality the consequence of such incident could sometimes be devastating… you’ll never know.