EN - Misha, Yumiko and Chinatsu are sitting in a parked car in front of a strange motel. In the backseat they have a huge amount of test tubes filled with different substances. It's clear that their attempted burglary didn't go as planned… While Yumiko tries to calm down their Albanian boss Hasan on the phone, Misha can’t resist it any longer. He opens up a test tube and drinks it to the drop, causing some extraordinary effects...
|Original title||Perfect Drug|
|Original version||Japanese, Albanian|
|Year of production||2012|
|World première / first public presentation||2012-12-01|
|Cast||Misha Downey, Yumiko Funaya, Minami Takahashi, Philippe Genion, Begir Memeti, Masayuki Oshiro|
|Art director||Yves Verstraete|
|Running time film||13'33"|
|Other available formats||Apple Pro Res|
|Supported by||Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF)|
2013: Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival (FR); 2012: International Short Film Festival Leuven (BE); 2013: Image Film Festival (NL); 2013: Offscreen Film Festival (BE); 2013: Brussels International Fantasy Film Festival (BE)
Toon Aerts’ short film Perfect Drug has won the Silver Méliès for Best European Fantastic Short Film at the closing ceremony of the 29th Imagine Film Festival (8 – 17 April) in Amsterdam. The Dutch award puts Perfect Drug in the running for the Méliès d’Or, the most prestigious European Award in the fantastic film genre, which will be awarded at the Sitges International Film Festival in Spain later this year.
Only last week the short was already laurelled with the Grand Prize for Best Short Film at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFFF). In the mind-blowing short Perfect Drug, a gang of thieves attempts to rob a laboratory, but not everything goes as planned. While Yumiko tries to calm down their Albanian boss Hasan on the phone, Misha can’t resist it any longer. He opens up one of the stolen test tubes and drinks it till the last drop, causing some extraordinary effects.
Perfect Drug by Toon Aerts has been selected for international competition at the 35th International Short Film Festival in Clermont-Ferrand (1-9 February 2013). The daring short had its world premiere at the Leuven International Film Festival late last year.
Director Toon Aerts describes his short as ‘a hybrid of styles and genres. […] At the same time I tried to make it a short film with a very universal feel to it. Hard to pinpoint both in time and place, the setting and vibe of this film is like a collage of styles.’
Last edited on 21 March 2013