Harry and Bert rob a security van. Where better to stash the money 'til the heat is off but an old rundown house that has been empty for years. But they hadnt banked on a young couple, Karl...
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Harry and Bert rob a security van. Where better to stash the money 'til the heat is off but an old rundown house that has been empty for years. But they hadnt banked on a young couple, Karl and Claire moving in. By luck or misfortune they stumble on the robber2 £90,000. What do they do with it? What happens when the robbers come back to get their loot?Written by
In many ways Jade Carmen's short film PIGGY BANK reminded me of SHALLOW GRAVE or A SIMPLE PLAN for much of the running time . Claire and Karl move into a new house little realising that a couple of bank robbers have left their stash underneath the floor boards . For the premise to work you have to suspend disbelief . I mean why didn't the robbers drive to Essex or Surry where there's enough rural woodland to dig a hole and hide the money till the heat is off ? Probably because if they did that there wouldn't be a story . I guess also to make the story work you have to forgive the unlikely duo of robbers , I mean if they're violent crooks how come they seem to be so forgiving to Claire and Karl ?
PIGGY BANK works mainly because there's a fairly clever twist at the end and it's this what makes this short memorable . I have to be honest though and say it probably doesn't deserve the average rating of 9.3 since both the not too dissimilar SHALLOW GRAVE and A SIMPLE PLAN were better stories but I guess because they were feature length the stories had more space for development so comparisons are unfair
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