'One Sunday' presents the ravishing story of a broken family that opens up as a burglary, and ends up as a reconnection between a father and his estranged son who came back for the Super Bowl. In theory, the story seems simple and fragile, but in reality it is more subtle and comes with a powerful message that will amaze the viewer.
The story is perfectly written, a blend of drama and inner craziness that literally blows you away as the trigger is pulled. On the day of the Super Bowl, one man experiences more than the joy of football: he goes through a wide variety of states, ending with an emotional moment alongside his estranged son. If we get in more details we may spoil the whole story, and this is the last thing we want to do.
The characters are perfectly drawn, with flaws and inner damages that are easy to spot from the first glance. They become perfect because of their imperfections that are highlighted all through the narrative. As in other great movies, the bad boys have a stop in the kitchen where they drink milk. The subtle reference to other great characters pops into mind almost instantly, and we cannot see them in another light other than a new 'Leon the Professional', or another Alex DeLarge from ‘Clockwork Orange’.
The cinematography is flawless, presenting some of the best shots we’ve seen in a long time. Everything seems perfectly calculated, every move, every bit of action. Spiger left no stone unturned whilst making this short, and the result is breathtaking. With this film, Zack Spiger can easily enter into the elite directors' hall of fame who are capable to make it big with a short movie!
Review written by Vlad A.G