A wave of terrorism hits Paris. Unable to finish a video game, Salim, a young unemployed man, calls the help line reserved for players in difficulty from a telephone booth. Laurence, an operator, advises him.
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An easy to watch short-comedy. It's a bit strange to see how the world has changed since the year 2000 (the Nintendo's games call centre vs Internet use today) - so at first glance it feels dated, but then you realise how chillingly relevant it has actually become. I wonder how would a remake look like today...
When is a game merely a game? I don't subscribe to the belief that games don't teach us anything about ourselves and players are merely distracting life away. I'm sure the players of this film also believe in the real life ramifications for gaming too. Smart little short about those who choose fictions as their reality, and those who can't distinguish between the two.