Paths of Hate Short Film. Damian Nenow‘s Paths of Hate (2010) short film’s plot synopsis: “A grey clouded sky is the setting for an ultimate combat. Two planes cut through the winter air, fly in breathtaking high-speed, reckless maneuvers above the snow- covered mountains and icy lakes. Two pilots, driven by blind fury, chase each other and thereby write cryptic messages of madness into the firmament. The eyes of the terrible rivals reflect unquestioning hate. They are ready to cross all limits of aggression. On their way into the abyss they transform into inhuman and distorted creatures, that finally become part of the history of hate.
The dimension of fighting is irrelevant, as well as the ideology behind it. It does not matter whether two people are involved or millions. What remains are only scars – bloody traces, paths of hate.”
This is an incredibly well-done animated short film. Extremely impressive. The level of detail for the interior of the attack planes is highly detailed and shows that a lot of homework was done to get the aesthetics and the feel of the insides of those planes right.
There are few fighter scenes that stick out in my mind: The air battles from Top Gun, a few from Red Baron (reviewed here: The Red Baron (2008) Movie Review) and Robotech, that great one at the end of one of the last episodes of Space: Above and Beyond, and now this one. Even wind sheer and real physics seem to be at play in this short film. Damian Nenow did a great job with this (an interview on the making of process with Damian Nenow). I have never seen the hate displayed on screen like this.
On the production of Paths of Hate:
Produced at Poland’s Platige Image, home to a number of world class animators including The Cathedral and The Kinematograph (trailer) director Tomek Baginski…This soundtrack is by Maciej Tegi, and Jaroslaw Wojcik.
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