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Do Geese See God? (2004)

A modern man is obsessed with finding inner salvation.


David Slade


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Cast overview:
Blair Underwood ... Man
Matthew Nastuk Matthew Nastuk ... Animation (voice)
Raymond S. Persi ... Animation (voice)
Michael Beattie ... Animation (voice)
Ezra Buzzington ... Bum
Mageina Tovah ... Rose Vendor
G.J. Echternkamp ... Weasel (as Gilbert John)


A sweating man breathes rapidly from exertion as he open a packet and pulls out a DVD with the words "Salvation comes from within" on it. Impatiently he plays the film, which appears to be a Max Fleischer cartoon of the three blind mice singing. Soon, the mice deliver a message, telling the man to go to a specific street corner. Off he runs, through modern Los Angeles crowds. At the designated corner, a street person talks to him about shoes, then a cell phone rings, which he finds and answers. A voice sends him running - to avert a tragedy, to find salvation, or because he's trapped in earthly pursuits? Is this cosmic cat and mouse? Will he stop to smell the roses? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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23 November 2004 (USA) See more »

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Box 181
14 December 2004 | by earthenvsslSee all my reviews

What a fantastic short!

I would not have picked up on Dr. Awkward being a palindrome without the help of other reviewers, so I wanted to add some thoughts to the theme as well. Did anybody notice that the shoulder bag strap that the human/rat wears is labeled with the infinity sign? That's when it occurred to me that the character isn't being referred to box 181, it's a call to return the character to the same struggle, over and over again, for infinity - the infinity sign is in between two parallel lines on the box key.

Same DVD, same run, same message, and this snatch of time starts over again.

What I enjoy about the theme is that the cycle continues only as long as the character lets it continue.

There's some really interesting post-modern theology in this short: humanity's view of God, of time, of the "important" things in life.

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