A man goes to extremes for love after losing the end of a girl’s phone number in mumblecore short ‘Digits’

Posted in Film, Short Films
By Sam Bathe on 16 Dec 2015



A mumblecore short from writer/director Alexander Engel, Digits follows the attempts of a man to call a girl he just met despite losing the last two digits of her number. Shot in one small apartment, Keith speaks to a number of characters who aren’t the person he’s looking for as he works his way from 01 to 99. Telling a story of both humour and heart, Antonio Campos’s lead is a little pathetic and thoroughly relatable, but it’s the punchy narrative and pace of the editing that is particularly impressive, especially considering the minimal scope of the shoot. Next for Engel is a web-series called Dilemma, starring the lead actor from another short of his, Beardtown USA.

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