Watch: Film Noir Sci-Fi Short Film '300,000 km/s' by Stéphane Réthoré
by Alex Billington
November 13, 2014
"Your prototype time machine, Professor." Yet another unique sci-fi short, this one inspired by American and French classical cinema of the 50's. It's a sci-fi short film involving time travel, but with a French film noir feel, titled 300,000 km/s from director Stéphane Réthoré. It's considerably enjoyable even though it runs 17 minutes, but there's a polished feel to it that makes the scenes move fluidly while still keeping our attention focused on the mystery. It's a good film noir short and I like the sci-fi touch, the watch is beautiful and the practical work on that piece is fantastic. The end is where it really gets good, though I feel as if there should've been a bit more (another scene maybe?) before it cuts to black. Enjoy good short films? Jump in.
Synopsis for the short from Facebook: Lucien Lacroix, inventor, has resumed the researches of his late father and created a watch that permits the wearer to travel in time. Deciding to go to Geneva to patent his invention, he’s followed by two mysterious individuals… From Vimeo: "300,000 km/s is the pilot for an exciting time travel movie, combining film noir and science fiction. The film is ambitious, highly visual, inspired by American and French classical cinema of the 50's. We are currently raising funds for [a feature] production." 300,000 km/s is directed by Stéphane Réthoré, co-written by Sylvain Blanchot & Stéphane Réthoré. It won Best Short Film at the Pop Ninja Sci-Fi Film Festival. For more info visit the short's website.
This is actually pretty boring. A guy travels to the future and then... nothing?
Nash on Nov 13, 2014
What this represents is better than what it is. Good.
DAVIDPD on Nov 13, 2014
It takes 3 minutes to get to the open title! Midnight in Paris was better and funnier...
ff on Nov 14, 2014
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