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Sonderbehandlung Short Film Review (2019) – Nazi Special Treatment

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(This is Sonderbehandlung short film review, which is a short film set during the Nazi period that was released on Vimeo)

The horror of the Holocaust that happened during the Nazi Germany period will always be the setting for many movies to come. Sonderbehandlung is one of them and it’s meaning of ‘Special Treatment’ in Germany seems to imply that it might contain some great surprise.

It is directed by David Weil, with DOP by Sergio G. Fuertes and Sound Edit by PJ Edmundson. This short film also features Christian Stamm, Udo Weil and Marina Durán. Now, let’s get into the Sonderbehandlung short film review real quick!

 

Premise

When a Nazi Captain is dining in a hall and meets a beautiful South French lady with an inappropriate accent, he has to do something. But what exactly will he do?

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Suspicious…

 

Sonderbehandlung Short Film Review

Premise

The story is a very simple one where we are introduced to just 3 characters. I like the fact that the introduction is set similar to Inglorious Basterds for some of the scenes, where dialogues are pretty heavy, and yet it is still entertaining. The film takes its time to set the atmosphere and then end right at the climax.

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Smile~

 

The buildup of the film is done pretty subtly, and thus the impact is pretty powerful, and it ends on the right note. With that said, the plot become fairly obvious afterwards, and also a bit predictable by the first half. Regardless, story wise it may not be original, but it is still expertly executed that it remains entertaining.

The film takes its time to set the atmosphere and then end right at the climax

Pacing/Visual

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Looking good, my Captain!

 

Pacing is excellent with the film takes its time to set the atmosphere and mood of the Nazi dining. Then it also takes its time to display interactions between the characters and then ending it with a bang!

It really looks almost Hollywood-ish, with the colour grading look top notch and seemingly high-budget production

Visual wise, it really looks almost Hollywood-ish, with the colour grading look top notch and seemingly high-budget production. The lighting is also great and the props set up looking very high quality. The only thing that grips me is some of the scenes have lesser sharp focus than I like.

 

Characters

Their dialogues seemingly seem scripted

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The slightly scripted chat

 

The characters themselves act pretty natural with dialogues leaning towards the more poetic side. Their dialogues seemingly seem scripted, so I feel its a bit fake. However, the presentation of the dialogue is not, thus I can still enjoy the whole film despite the seemingly unnatural lines. Though to be fair, perhaps its due to the English subtitle, so I will not criticise it as I don’t know German well.

The interactions them are actually pretty decent, though of course some of them are more exaggerated. But this much is fine as it makes things more interesting. I really get the feel from Inglorious Basterds in the last few scenes, especially with how the actors deliver their lines.

The characters themselves act pretty natural with dialogues leaning towards the more poetic side

Soundtrack

The sound edit is excellent and really help to elevate the scenes quality. As for the soundtrack, it only appears at the end, but still it fits the mood and atmosphere of the story.

 

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Sonderbehandlung Short Film Review (2019) – Nazi Special Treatment
Story
Pacing/Visual
Characters
Soundtrack
Reader Rating0 Votes0
What's good
Visual is looking very professional
High production value
The actings are pretty good
Great sound edit to elevate some of the scenes
Premise is not original but expertly executed
What's bad
Some of the sharpness in certain scenes are lacking
The dialogue seems a bit scripted, but this maybe due to the English subtitle
Premise is not very original
3.9
Pretty Good!
A Pretty Cool short Film set in Nazi period!
Sonderbehandlung is a short film that boasts professional looking visuals, and also natural acting by the actors that is akin to Inglorious Basterd style. However, there are also some shortcomings that prevent it to be come the best. But overall, it is still pretty excellent!
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Anthony L Tjandra
An everyday guy who is the founder of Controller Companies. He started it when he was frustrated to find that the stuff he bought had no reviews available online. Thus, this website is created with the sole purpose of reviewing stuff that he has seen, bought, used or enjoyed! Now, he is probably doing another review while you are reading this.
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