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The End Room

Canada, 1992 (MIFF 1993, Fiction)

Director: Annie Bergeron

Based on the story by Franz Kafka. An old man waits in a room while somebody repeatedly attempts to enter. Eventually, the door is forced open and a young man enters. The old man is resigned. He takes a small suitcase and leaves the room while the young man makes himself at home. Such is the cycle of life. Like a good short story this short film does a great deal with a simple yet potent idea.

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