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Itero Short Film Review (2019) – A Looping Killing

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(This is Itero short film review, which is a short film of a mystified looping killing)

*Turn on Subtitle for English, as the whole film is shown in its native Dutch language. 

It’s never been far-fetched to say that many films have made use of some sort of time-looping method to tell a story. Itero is one of the latest to delve into this method for its own story delivery.

It is directed by Robin Werkman, produced by WOOHOO Films in collaboration with Robsternity, MilArt Media. Without further ado, let’s delve into the Itero short film review below to see how well it integrates the time loop technique into its premise!

 

Premise

When a young man Joris found a pair of binoculars on the ground, he then witnessed someone shouting to him to run in a distance hut. But as he uses his binoculars to see into it, he sees that all is not what it normally seems. What has truly transpired?

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What does he see?

 

Itero Short Film Review

Premise

TO be fair, the premise itself is not very original, and in fact, a bit cliché. Also, there’s not much of a story to begin with. I would say this short film is made for the shock factor, and it knows that. Thus it doesn’t bother on explaining the reasoning behind such weird incident. Though, the subtle foreshadowing in the beginning does tie up nicely with the ending, and it forms a pretty good time-loop story within a short amount of time.

Also, there’s not much of a story to begin with

Pacing

Pacing is pretty alright, where we are shown the lighter moment in the beginning, which begins to turn dark almost immediately after the shouting happens. It keeps us gripped to the story as mystery and tension are controlled to be amplified till the end.

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You are being watched boy…

 

By the way, there are some inconsistencies with the scenes, especially evident in the part where Joris hung his earphones on his ears during the middle scene. The scenes after that would either show him without the earphones, or the earphones hook to the wrong side from the previous scene. These inconsistencies are quite jarring, and I felt that it lowers down the quality of the film a bit.

 

Characters

Itero short film review the old man
Weird old man

 

The characters themselves are normal people with not much quality to speak of. Alas, this film has never focused on its characters as much in the first place, for it just want to shock you with its premise. Joris looks like a normal young man who is quite mischievous, and he certainly gives off that vibe. While the old man, well, he is just shown to be the mysterious man by the end. So not much can be said about them.

it just want to shock you with its premise

Soundtrack

The soundtrack help a lot in the more intense portion of the film, and it does help set the mood and atmosphere with mystery and dread.

 

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Itero Short Film Review (2019) – A Looping Killing
Story
Pacing
Characters
Soundtrack
Reader Rating0 Votes0
What's good
Subtle foreshadowing in the beginning ties up nicely to the ending
Soundtrack is great at setting up the mood and atmosphere
Great pacing
What's bad
Premise is non existent
Characters are not given a stronger role in the film
3.6
It's Okay!
Itero is a simple film to deliver shock at the end.
Though it lacks of great premise and characters, it makes up for it in delivering using time-looping technique to tie up the beginning and ending nicely.
[Itero short film review score table]
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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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