Synopsis by Nathan Southern
Performance artist Ms. Divine wrote, filmed, and directed the 53-minute sketch comedy short A Most Particularly Peculiar Bank Heist; via constant wardrobe and shot changes, she also portrays every character in this one-woman ensemble (recalling Rich Little in his 1979 telemovie A Christmas Carol). The effort tells the story of an isolated young woman, bored by the monotony of corporate life, whose doldrums vanish when a puppet comes to life and befriends her. The two put their heads together to plan the caper of the title, but the puppet has an Achilles' heel: a weakness for nachos that sends the whole scheme up in smoke. Matters grow worse when the duo encounters a cadre of crazy characters: a Russian mafia agent, masquerading as the superintendent in the girl's building; the crazed Ox Malford, an über-patriotic, right-wing military general who kidnaps the puppet; and Mr. Weird Man, a nosy and eccentric neighbor who re-attracts the attention of the mafia agent when he complains about a leaky ceiling.