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THE EDGE / LA LISIÈRE (2015) Short Film: A Girl’s Humanity at Risk in Near-Future Manhunt

Ouidad Elma La lisière The Edge

La lisière Short Film

Simon Saulnier‘s La lisière / The Edge (2015) short film stars Ouidad Elma and Saïd Amadis. La lisière‘s plot synopsis: “In the heart of a vast, cold and wild forest, the young Hawa and her father, Selim, survive like refugees among so many others. They try to preserve their humanity, in a place where each one is an enemy to the other.

Yet on this night, an unprecedented drama will force Hawa to embark on a manhunt, bringing her to the edge of the forest …”

La lisière is a very entertaining short film with top notch effects. None of that would not matter if the story-line was not good.  In La lisière‘s case, it is. It’s minimalist and in another language (its easy to get the gist of everything) but it’s there. The bad guys, though they were just trying to survive, really messed with the wrong girl.

Missing from the short is what happened to the world and why people are now living in forests. Perhaps that is what is not coming across in the foreign language. The bloodshed does though. That language is universal.

The ending to the short film raised more questions than it answered.

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La lisière Short Film

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