It’s not every day that you find a short film called Clarinet, so when I saw this pop up on the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) I knew I had to take a look.
I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I never would have even dreamed of this bizarre disaster of a film.
Clarinet was directed by DJ Summit and is described by IMDb as an “unusually moody short [film that] delves into the mind of a man who has reached his limit and shares how taking no options can be a choice.”
Clearly there was a workable idea here, since other existential films such as Waking Life, Pi, and Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind have become revered cult classics. But sadly “Clarinet” just comes across as a mindless, absurd tale about a depressed guy whose beloved clarinet is stolen and is mysteriously replaced by a flute, which he can’t even play.
I really don’t recommend this film to anyone. Seriously, save yourself 6 minutes. But if you’re interested and must see it (like I was), go ahead and check it out below.
Warning: This film is unrated (probably because nobody bothered to watch it), but I will say that some viewers may find the content and imagery disturbing. This film may not be suitable to younger viewers.