‘You Kill Me’ is a love story dressed as a vampire tale. The short film is at the same time both playful and sad. It reports on mental violence inherent in the refusal to communicate. The locations are romantic, like The Smiths’ rock videos from the 1980s. There is no dialogue but the soundtrack has a physical quality, as if it was one of the performers. The style is inspired by film noir but with a sense of humour.
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English title / You Kill Me
Teoksen nimi suomeksi / You Kill Me
Original title / You Kill Me
Keywords / feminism, body image and culture, love, fiction, darkness, vampires, urban landscape
Type / Single channel
Genre / architecture and urban space, experimental
Country / Finland
Picture ratio / 4:3
Duration / 00:07:23
Language / No dialogue
Sound format / Stereo
Year / 2006
Cast / Heikki Färm (Cinematographer), Sari Tervaniemi (Director), Sari Tervaniemi (Editor), Juha-Pekka Mikkola (Actor), Tytti Viljakainen (Actor), Jonna Kinnunen (Actor), Arttu Merimaa (Actor), Saara Suojoki (Actor), Antti Haikkonen (Audio Assistant), Marita Hällfors (Camera Assistant), Pentti Pällijeff (Gaffer), Sami Haartemo (Graphics), Ilmari Aho (Lighting Assistant), Arttu Merimaa (Production Assistant), Sari Tervaniemi (Script), Sari Tervaniemi (Author), VISEK / - (Support), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture / - (Support), Alfred Kordelin Foundation / - (Support), Niilo Helander Foundation / - (Support), Arts Council of Finland / - (Support), Finnish Cultural Foundation / - (Support), Humina / - (Sound Design)