Death of a Shadow (2012)

Genres - Fantasy  |   Sub-Genres - Fantasy Drama, Heavenly Drama  |   Run Time - 20 min.  |   Countries - Belgium   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Mark Deming

In this offbeat fantasy from Belgium, Nathan (Matthias Schoenaerts) was a soldier during the First World War who lost his life in the line of duty. Desperate to return to the living an be reunited with Sarah (Laura Verlinden), a woman he met not long before he died, Nathan is approached by a mysterious collector with supernatural powers (Peter Van Den Eede) who can bring him back to life, but for a price. The collector will take Nathan's shadow, and will not return it to him until he has accumulated a thousand other shadows to trade. Nathan now spends his days stealing the shadows of those he meets, but as he comes close to reaching his goal, he discovers Sarah may no longer be available to him. Written and directed by Tom Van Avermaet, Dood Van Een Schaduw (aka Death Of A Shadow) received a 2013 Academy Award nomination in the category of Best Live Action Short Subject.



collecting, death, jealousy, limbo, resurrection, soldier, woman, world-war