The not-too-distant (?) future, when there are colonies on the moon,
but also penitentiaries: Prisoner 58527 (Lukas Hassel) is sent to earth in
a capsule, a ride that takes no longer than 10 or so minutes. To his
dismay, he shares the capsule with another convict (Lee Tergesen), and
they are only seperated by a thin wall full of holes ... and this other
convict just can't stop talking, while 58527 is of the silent kind and his
travelling partner manages to enrage him within the first couple of
minutes of flight - and it has to be noted, 58527 is of the violent kind
and would love to rip his companion's head off - but what can he do, all
strapped up in his capsule. However, after a few minutes, during which he
also finds himself deliberating himself to the other guy, he starts to
care for him and the two create a bond - when ... well, things aren't
always what they seem.
While in reading this might sound like a
science fiction extravaganza (and the short actually does feature a few
quite a few accomplished special effects), it's actually mainly just one
man strapped up in a cell, having a conversation with an unseen
counterpart - and it works beautifully, because the film has a story arc,
a character arc, a very compelling performance at its center, and it
doesn't go on too long to outstay its welcome but goes out with a
pleasantly unexpected plottwist.
Very entertaining, really!