“El Empleo” by Santiago Bou Grasso “El Empleo” by Santiago Bou Grasso

El Empleo, created by Santiago Bou Grasso from Argentina, is a five-minute film that I feel should be about three minutes long. Usually, I find this an inexcusable crime on the part of the filmmaker, one of the cardinal sins of making a short film (to me it shows a lack of respect to the viewer and a lack of self-awareness on the part of the filmmaker). But, in the case of El Empleo, I still like the core idea a lot and find the film recommendable despite my issues with its pacing. It’s got a clever hook, and the filmmaker explores his idea thoroughly and structures it well.

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