With World War III impending in the Ukraine, Obama and Putin should take a look at the short film 8 before they end up sending me over to exchanging bullets with other 21 year old kids and bloody up Europe again. Its all long overdue. There are a ton of better war movies out there that they should watch before killing off an entire generation but I know they’re both probably busy men so I think 8’s brevity might fit their schedules better than Saving Private Ryan.
The action starts with a presumably English pilot crash landing into presumably Russian territory. The stranded pilot, mending his wounds is taken off guard and captured by a patrolling soldier. Defenseless and surprised, the pilot is taken prisoner and made to march in front of the foot soldier’s rifle. The pilot uses distractions to his advantage to make his getaway attempt.
8 is as funny as it is serious. And its all done using only a duck call as means of communication. The film has some interesting ironic twists that set it apart from other shoot ‘em up war movies I’ve seen.
Its hopeful to know that this anti-war film was made in Russia.