Conflicting
 
 
 
Review Count: 34
Average Rating: 4.88 stars
Genre: Action
Length: 23 minutes 19 seconds
 
Posted on: January 31, 2008
 
 
Film Description
Gp with an outstanding performance, Sisch singing again, K4 with a tumor, norrie scoring, del composing and a story about losing, singing and conflicting. That's what you get here! =)
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A drama with some thriller elements, not action.

A hugh thanks to my cast, without you this movie wouldn't have been possible!
Sisch
Goofparade
K4ownzall
Lucindamc123
JosephKW
OD-Ork-Boy
Meowan
RalfDuran

also a hugh thanks to norriefpb who composed the score and had a hard time with me. =)

another big thanks goes to the 2 modders who worked with me and modded specific for my film:
Rollercosterproduction and FredTheDuck

and to all modders out there whos mods I used:
Fraasmovies
Marvellousguppimovies
Mel_Ghule
Frooplet
Frenhofer
steve und john morton
Rik_Vargard
Rysto
bricksfilms (sry for forgetting to credit you!)
and the dc modding Team

then I'd like to thanks deliriousstudios who composed and performed the beautiful song "it's you" for me on the piano, the lyrics are be me and it's sung be Sisch. Yes you heared right Sisch is singing in this movie!

sound design by norriefpb and me

a special thanks for support and motivation goes to:
Primaer
Sisch
Goofparade
norriefpb
OD-Ork-Boy
rollercosterproduction
themoviesvision.de

and everyone else who supported me!

Directors note:
After 11 exports in 4 days I finally have a version that is half way sync, but in the last 7 minutes the sound is out of sync at times sometimes 1-2sec in front of the visuals and sometimes 1-2 up to 1-2sec behind. That's the best what i could get exported after 7 month of production time and 3 of them spending with moving to Australia syncing the sound and trying to get it exported. There are some more mistakes but those are only minor ones are only few so I hope they are not to disturbing. The only one which is really disturbing is the water on the beach set, but I couldn't fix it...
now enough of whining I hope you enjoy the movie =)
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Awards
-Nukester's Nuketastic Award
-Golden Seal of Approval for best Song "It's you"
-Ellis07's 5 star recommendation
-derbyrams Highly recommended movie award
-2 nomiations at the 2nd annual Vision Globes
 
Featured Reviews
- ubernewbie

I liked it, showing normal people in normal life with normal problems, with a bitter sweet feel to it.

Posted on March 17, 2008
- nukester

This was a wonderful and seamless exploration into dynamic personalities.

You managed to tell a vivid story with brilliant characterisation and execution. Filled with memorable moments and suspense, your vision has come true!

There were some excellent performances from all cast with special nods to Sisch and Goofparade for their delivery!

Conflicting is not just a shell of emotions, it has a true spine and is filled with a sturdy body that exempts a fine story that was a pleasure to watch and listen.

There were some subtle yet appropriate mods used to immerse the viewer into this experience and I appreciate and admire your attention to detail.

I look forward to seeing more from your studio and wish this movie the best success. You've earnt it and you certainly deserve it my friend, so until the next time....

Nuke Well ...Conflicting!!!

Posted on January 31, 2008
- deliriousstudios

I loved it.

The depth and scope you gave the characters was incredible and I was especially impressed with how you dealt with the Charlie character. Very well written and convincing dialogue for someone who's native language is not english.

Your attention to detail was admirable. Good work Dominik, a movie to be proud of.

Posted on January 31, 2008
- ralfduran

Incredible! A term I dont like since its used all the time to describe something worthy and often daily, but in this coherence its is the most suuitable word to describe this fine piece of work/art. Aussie or not, you always organizes your characters into a network of relationships, a move of one is often refected on the others, thus when you see one character, you are also seeing things beyond him or her, seeing a larger picture. Like a cover that wants to be the original work. Something that lays the ground to the endless river of emotions in this film and by that, this film will never be forgotten. And what a story. Meaning behind everything. And it was a joy to see Goofparade go postmodern Gollum. Brilliant stuff. Most notebale was the performance of Sich though. She felt a lot like a picture in your livingroom just sitting there constantly remind you about better days. Blue and Brilliant.

There was as you now a lot of techinical problems in Conflicting due to the poor export system, but your vision outdue that, and in the end we have a wonderful and rememberable film right here and now that will inspire a huge audience. Like I said ... Incredible. love you and thanks for a extrodinary movie.

Posted on January 31, 2008
 
Reviews
- cecil_evans

ENTRY IN THE 'WRITER'S BLOCK BEST SCREENPLAY CONTEST' (See the 'Your Movies' forum for information.)
5-stars here. A long tale that takes a few odd plot turns. This one's a drama, and a welcome change from some of the other comedies and horror stories that have entered this contest.
The character of Alison is written with such depth. She is a girl who has experienced a sad loss, and she has a dream. A desire to sing her own songs. A great metaphor, there. She tries to connect with a couple of people, wanting to fill the empty space in her life. And she has a sexy voice. :)
BUT, then the story changes, and discloses the reason for the title. The person in conflict is ?????? Can't give it away, this one is worth not spoiling. The characterization is engrossing, as we watch the two conflicting sides of the personality. I would have liked to know a little more about why, and that's the only critique I have about this movie.
There's a nice shot as the hands touch each other at the end. Creepy and touching all at once. I wasn't so happy with the ending, too much like an opera for me. One of my criteria was a good ending, not a happy one, so no points off for that.

Posted on May 6, 2008
- SnakeWFW

naja um ehrlich zu sein nicht so toll, aber okay

Posted on April 12, 2008
- Rik_Vargard

Grrrreat! Liked it a lot! Very good story, a little slow (then again not really ^^) but at the end I knew why. Very good storyline and and an actors team close to perfection! And once again a song wonderfully performed by Sisch!
I had a great 23 mins! Thanks and keep them coming! :)

Posted on April 2, 2008
- simpsdog

Tremendous. Great VO work is what stands out for me. Great singing by sisch. Well put together. The way the story turns three-quarters of the way in surprised me. Interesting movie which I'm glad I watched. Continued success!

Posted on March 31, 2008
- rjanaconda

Outstanding Drama

The good

This films highlyght would have to be the VA and dialouge. Very good performances for all involved. The music was great. Good use of mods.

The Bad
There were a couple of lil tech glitches plus the ever elusive sound glitch but it wanst too distacting.

Posted on March 29, 2008
- derbyrams

That was incredible dude. I really enjoyed it, by far one of my favourite movies on tmo. It was really well put together.
The sets, the camera-work, the cast, everything was really top notch and did the movie more than justice. The story was really touching and great!!!
Very emotional stuff here. This was a very fine production.
Loved it, throughly enjoyed it from start to finish, very well paced and it never took the foot of it's pedal! Very entertaining movie!
Overall, this was superb. Really good movie, i give it my Highly recommended movie award and two big thumbs up! Can't wait to see what you do next dude!
Excellent work to say the least! Keep it up!!!

Posted on March 21, 2008
- samyhouse

Hey! Sorry to be late, but here's my review.
I had reviewed few movie this morning and kept yours for the end because I was sure it was good. But I was wrong, it wasn't good, it was excellent!!!!
I was totally kept by this story and every aspect was fully controled.
Good job, and don't hesitate to PM me when you release a movie (even if I don't watch it at the moment, I kept the PM to watch it as soon as I can), it's always a pleasure to watch your creation.

Posted on March 21, 2008
- ubernewbie

I liked it, showing normal people in normal life with normal problems, with a bitter sweet feel to it.

Posted on March 17, 2008
- GalacticTHOR

Great film mate, is it just me or do all males think Sisch have a sxc voice

Posted on February 26, 2008
- cinecitta

Hello!

SPOILER
What a delicious movie. First, I would like congratulate the cast beacause they've made a very good job, it's really pleasant to follow the dialogues. Special mention to Goofparade in Charlie when he plays the double personnality and for Sish who gives life to her character, and she made good work on the song.
I appreciate that you take you time to tell your story. I like how you show the suffering of Alison. The suspens is coming slowly to be very intensive in the end. The feelings of the characters are well built. There is a pleasant atmosphere in your movie, the music is well chosen and it's not too loud. Good use of the soundtracks.
Your work on the editing was good, as the use of the camera.
Thank you for this story, it was a nice moment.
See you!
{for information, part 3 of the Sundance is released ;))

Posted on February 19, 2008
- trashman

Even though I think you could have gotten away with a shorter version,you did nicely to keep the easy-flow of the story going.
I don't want to give any spoilers in this review,but unfortunately I guessed where the story was going long before it got there...that is one of the reasons why I think it could have been shorter:you gave me too much time to figure it out haha:-)
Even so,I enjoyed it,but not quite on the same level as your Piano2 flick.
Still,kudos for keeping me entertained for the duration:-)

Posted on February 12, 2008
- KaeptnWiglo

Hi flying ;)

auch wenn ich solche langen filme nicht so sehr mag: der streifen ist wirklich der hammer!!!

klasse syncro und sounds, top gemacht!

gruss KW.

Posted on February 12, 2008
- OlliEntertainment

Sehr guter movie..
Coole story...

Film on!!

Posted on February 12, 2008
- OD-Ork-Boy

(SPOILER ALERT!)

First off, the story itself was good, but unfourtanatly the surprise at the end came on too quickly. As JosephKW said, if you had hinted at trouble brewing earlier on, it would have actually been MORE surprising than it was; to me, the surprise fell flat - it just "happened".

The voice acting was very solid and you picked the cast well and doubled them with in-game (Starmaker?) faces which REALLY matched their voices; still, as is common in TMO movies, a few lines were delivered off-que (Me saying "Two officers will take you home", and then GP saying "I wanted to take her home" as a statement, not a reply to my words, if that makes any sense, so it didn't sound right; when things like that happen, just ask for a re-do and explain what needs to be changed, or perhaps make the line sound more like a reply; IE: "But I wanted to take her home"). To think English isn't your native language, this is very well written and is very fluent; completely understandable and realistic dialouge which made the characters really seem more real. Infact, this is some of the best characterization I've seen in a TMO movie.

The Camera work was also solid, and the scenes ran togather like melted butter (hehe). My only complaint about the visual side is the singing scene; as JazzX wrote, if you'd have zoomed up on her face a little more, it could have envoked a more emotional sequence. The last scene with GP's split personalities was very well done and I applaud the simple yet extremely effective way of showing his conflicting personalities.

The music was also quite good - especially the opening music, which I have found myself humming at off-times today. Sisch's singing was good in the bar scene, and I admire her courage to try and sing into a home microphone - Mine would be full of pops, hehe! I can only imagine how many re-takes she had to do to get such a nearly popless song.

Overall, this is good work. I do not think anything needed "more work", I think you've done perfectly here and that's why I've given you five stars - I just think a few things could have been done differently (the Plot surprise, for instance), but not "better", perse. All in all, good work; I look forward to your future movies!

- Orky.

Posted on February 8, 2008
- Keoma

Für das erste Langprojekt muss man dir einen Riesenrespekt angedeihen lassen. Gute Sprecherauswahl und erstklassige Musikauswahl, sowie der gute Gebrauch der Sets und Szenen hinterlassen im technischen Bereich einen durchweg guten Eindruck (die Tonverschiebung ignoriere ich jetzt mal, ich kenne das Problem nur zu gut).

Die Geschichte gefällt durch ihren Wandel, der, zumindest von mir, so nicht vorhergesehen wurde.

Ich freue mich auf nächste Projekte von dir.

Posted on February 6, 2008
- kees17

A very good and exiting movie.

If you have time would you please review my movie

The Day of the Jackal (Trailer)

http://movies.lionhead.com/movie/146625

Posted on February 6, 2008
- chrisu69

Es wurde glaube ich schon alles geschrieben,einfach klasse!

Posted on February 4, 2008
- sisch

Ein toller Film! Alison war eine tolle Rolle, die mir sehr viel Spa�? gemacht hat - vor allem natürlich auch das Singen! :) Del's Musik ist einfach wunderbar!

Das es letztendlich von mir nur 4 Sterne gibt - und ich hoffe Du bist mir nicht böse deswegen - ist der verdammte Soundbug - so gut ich verstehen kann, das Du nach den zahlreichen Exporten die Nase voll hattest - so zerstört doch die Soundverschiebung am Ende für mich die Stimmung einfach zu stark...

Norries wundervolle Musik passt sooo gut, Goofparade liefert eine Wahnsinnsperformance und auch Meowan möchte ich extra erwähnen - ich glaub das ist das erste Mal das ich ihn in einer grö�?eren englischen Rolle gehört hab - hat mir sehr gut gefallen!

Die Geschichte ist toll, vor allem Alison hast Du als Charakter wunderbar viel Tiefe gegeben. Rein technisch gesehen sind Kameraführung und Schnitt gut gelungen, wenn ich auch im Nachhinein Jazzx und K4 zustimmen mu�? - ein paar Nahaufnahmen während "It's you" und ein paar Flashbacks in ihre Zeit mit ihrem Mann hätten mir besser gefallen...

Ich freue mich schon auf Dein nächtstes Projekt! :)

Posted on February 4, 2008
- micha83

Es ist immer seeehr anstrengend für mich englische Filme ohne Untertitel zu verfolgen!
Ich denke aber den Sinn verstanden zu haben!^^
Die Kamera fand ich wirklich sehr gut!
Auch die Musikalische Untermalung fand ich sehr gelungen!
Kurz und knapp:

5 Sterne :)


mfg micha83

Posted on February 2, 2008
- josephkw

I had no idea where this film was headed for until the very end (and what an ending that was). The characters were meticulously presented in a series of scenes, but I felt some of the scenes didn't add much to either the story or characterizations (such as the video night sequence). The latter portion was also a complete surprise and a massive deviation from the apparent path of the rest of the film--perhaps if more hints of trouble brewing were presented throughout the movie, the ending would fit better (it almost seems as there were two stories tacked onto each other). Apart from that, I liked the concept behind this movie, and was surprised with the eventual outcome--I didn't expect that to turn out the way it did. So good job with the twist there. The performances were solid, and the music was very well chosen. After seven months' work, I'm glad you finally got this released (despite the minor sound synchs).

Posted on February 2, 2008
- timorogowski

Ein gro�?artiger Film, der von Emotionen lebt! Eine tolle Story mit sehr guter englischer Sprache und professioneler Technik! Die Musikuntermalung ist sehr gut gewählt und überzeugt tadellos. Ausgezeichnet! :)

PS: Schau mal bei mir vorbei, wenn du Lust und Zeit hast, danke!

Gru�?
timorogowski

Posted on February 2, 2008
- TheMGMKid1

A haunting tale of love and madness presented exquistly. Wonderful performances by all the stars with Sisch giving a the film a warm beautiful center. Goofparade excelled in his role and showed us just how wide his range is. He was magnificent. The music was just perfect for the film, lyrical and haunting. Great story and great direction make this film a winner.
There were problems of course with the sound but the story was so compelling that I overlooked them. Great job.

Posted on February 2, 2008
- jazzx

There's no denying that this was an original story. In the end quite unbelievable and unsatisfying - but on the way there we had some good times!

The main character in this picture gave a very good performance exploring a wide range of emotions - I liked much of this film which was simply centered around her life, her hopes for her songs and the tragedy that befalls her in the first couple of scenes. She successfully captured the abject loneliness of someone who has had someone senselessly taken away from them. This film was at its most moving here as we see her try to rebuild her life (and part of the reason why I see the ending as a cinematic crime). The writing and acting successfully pulled us into the head of this woman. For a long time, nothing but 5 stars was an option.

The song could have worked, but there weren't enough closeups on the singer. She gave an intimate performance which demanded intimate shots - instead we just got repeated singer-with-mic-stand wide shots. A disappointing realisation of one of the film's key sequences. Those shots weren't designed for slow songs anyway - really, just establish she's on stage and then use closeups for the rest. That's what I would do. As a result, the song fell flat on me (it wasn't the best, but with clever camerawork, as in so many films, the illusion of best song ever could have been created).

When things took a left turn later on, and the film ended the way it did - there really was no need. I saw this cinematic decision (without giving anything away) as a bad one.

The sound editor should also be shot for his/her performance in this film! During the song, whole beats went missing, I defy anyone to sing along to the opening to the song even if they know the words. The schizophrenia scene was also very patchy. Maybe that's the actor's fault. Such scenes must usually be done in one take or they just don't sound right (Andy Serkis's Gollum v Smeagol in Lord of the Rings was perfect because he did it all in one take, allowing the conversation to flow naturally in the process).

So - I liked many of the things in this film, the lead character's performance especially. But there were too many annoyances to allow me to give full marks.

Posted on February 1, 2008
- K4ownzall

There are commendable things through this movie such as the modding and the VO's. Norrie's score is delightful. The actions in the bar as the song was being sung were inappropriate. It would have been best to use close ups of ALISON and flashbacks with her husband. The Starmaker characters were nice. Some of the set dressings, prop usage was very nice. ===K4===

Posted on February 1, 2008
- bricksfilms

very well done TFD,
The whole split personallity concept was very cool and brilliantly played by goof. For the most part, I thought the script was well written although I did feel a few lines seemed unatural. The modds were well used and the music was very nice. Overall, a very good job, excellent film!

P.S.
I wonder who made that lionhead intro overlay...

Posted on February 1, 2008
- Norriefpb

Well you finally got it released :)
A good story; filmed well, with a couple of stand out performances from the leads. Two of the best in the business.
T'was a pleasure working with you dude.

Posted on February 1, 2008
- Bodyrock

Ein gro�?artiger Film und eine tolle Story mit gro�?artigen Dialogen die perfekt umgesetzt wurde. Die Sprecher liefern eine beachtliche Voice ab. Die Musikeinsätze sind perfekt und passt hervorragend zum Film. Was mir noch besonders gut gefällt,ist die Wendung vom Drama ins Thriller-Genre. Super inszeniert.
5 Sterne

PS. Bitte schaue auch meinen Film an. "Horizon- Folge 1-Ikarus"
http://movies.lionhead.com/movie/145041

Vielen Dank

Gru�?,Bodyrock

Posted on February 1, 2008
- goofparade

Nicely made romance/thriller that was a nice combination of the two genres.
Well designed dialogue and cinematography,I really enjoyed Norrie's score, Del's song and Sisch'ssinging as well as her lead role as Alison.
It's an unusual little movie that kind of sticks to your brain in a good way.

SPOILER ALERT!!

As far as a critique, I would suggest that Alison's husband, played by the great k4 seemed to be living it up a lot for a man with a chronic illness.
One minute,he's on the beach sipping Margeritta's and then another he's making out with Alison like a bandit... all this with only "a week to live".I hope I can go that way too!

I liked the way you kept us guessing as to the identity of the psycho.
I would have liked to know a bit more about said Psycho. Mike/Charlie's history would really have shed some light on the nature of his psychoses and connected the viewer to the character even more.
I know you didn't want to give any clues away earlier on, but perhaps some flashbacks to Charlie/Mike as he coveted her "for all these years" as he (Mike) says in the film once his identity was revealed..

A couple of the voice edits seemed to be very close to each other near the end in the Charlie/Mike/ Alison sequence, sometimes almost stepping on the previous line. I would have liked to see them "breathe" a bit more in terms of the tempo of the lines and their spacing.

Hey I'm just nitpicking TFD, I found it to be very enjoyable and I hope you are enjoying Australia!

Great job to the whole crew of "Conflicted"

gp

Posted on January 31, 2008
- nukester

This was a wonderful and seamless exploration into dynamic personalities.

You managed to tell a vivid story with brilliant characterisation and execution. Filled with memorable moments and suspense, your vision has come true!

There were some excellent performances from all cast with special nods to Sisch and Goofparade for their delivery!

Conflicting is not just a shell of emotions, it has a true spine and is filled with a sturdy body that exempts a fine story that was a pleasure to watch and listen.

There were some subtle yet appropriate mods used to immerse the viewer into this experience and I appreciate and admire your attention to detail.

I look forward to seeing more from your studio and wish this movie the best success. You've earnt it and you certainly deserve it my friend, so until the next time....

Nuke Well ...Conflicting!!!

Posted on January 31, 2008
- deliriousstudios

I loved it.

The depth and scope you gave the characters was incredible and I was especially impressed with how you dealt with the Charlie character. Very well written and convincing dialogue for someone who's native language is not english.

Your attention to detail was admirable. Good work Dominik, a movie to be proud of.

Posted on January 31, 2008
- Ellis07

wow, that was really amazing and the concept between the characters are amazing. The high thrills and spectacular suspence from this movie made it effective. Great job and this is going to be bookmarked along with the studio.

Posted on January 31, 2008
- ralfduran

Incredible! A term I dont like since its used all the time to describe something worthy and often daily, but in this coherence its is the most suuitable word to describe this fine piece of work/art. Aussie or not, you always organizes your characters into a network of relationships, a move of one is often refected on the others, thus when you see one character, you are also seeing things beyond him or her, seeing a larger picture. Like a cover that wants to be the original work. Something that lays the ground to the endless river of emotions in this film and by that, this film will never be forgotten. And what a story. Meaning behind everything. And it was a joy to see Goofparade go postmodern Gollum. Brilliant stuff. Most notebale was the performance of Sich though. She felt a lot like a picture in your livingroom just sitting there constantly remind you about better days. Blue and Brilliant.

There was as you now a lot of techinical problems in Conflicting due to the poor export system, but your vision outdue that, and in the end we have a wonderful and rememberable film right here and now that will inspire a huge audience. Like I said ... Incredible. love you and thanks for a extrodinary movie.

Posted on January 31, 2008
- Primaer

Absolut überzeugendes, erstes Gro�?projekt das mit zwei famosen Hauptdarstellern, stimmiger Musik und einer ausgefeilten Dramatugie punkten kann. Zwar haben sich einige kleine Fehler eingeschlichen, aber das ist doch meistens so, vor allem bei einem Film über 20 Minuten, sind also verschmerzbar.
Was mir besonders an dem Drehbuch gefällt, ist der Mix aus anfänglichem Drama, das sich dann gegen Ende mehr in einen echten Thriller entwickelt. Schade das ausgerechnet beim klasse Ende dann der Sound verschoben ist, das nimmt leider dem Film die Wirkung um einiges. Mir gefallen die Dialoge ausgesprochen gut, wobei hier die Charaktere detailliert beschrieben werden in kurzen Passagen, was ein Muss dafür ist, damit die Story, die über einen längeren Zeitraum spielt, fesseln kann.

Die Musik von Norrie passt wunderbar zu den Bildern (der Groovy Night Song war mal ne klasse Idee) und die Sprecher leisten summasummarum einen mehr als ordentlichen Job. Hervorzuheben ist natürlich Goofparade der gegen Ende wahrlich auftrumpt und einen schon alleine von den stimmlichen Wechseln begeistern kann. Da wird selbst Sisch, die einmal mehr ihre Sängerqualitäten bewiesen hat und die dem Film eine ganze persönliche Note verleiht, wahrlich an die Wand...ähm gesprochen.^^ Passend empfand ich auch gro�?teils die Nebendarsteller. Meowan als deutscher Stalker füllte seine Rolle in seinen kurzen Auftritten gut aus gleich wie der Liebhaber oder Ralf als Polizist. Die Freundin von Alison empfand ich eigentlich als einzigen Schwachpunkt, passte für mich nicht wirklich zum Aussehen.

Die Kameraeinstellungen- und fahrten sind sehr schön anzusehen und setzen alles stimmig ins Bild. Zwar gibt es schon gewisse Probleme und auch ist der Schnitt manchmal zu schnell, aber das kann nicht den guten Gesamteindruck zerstören, den ich von diesem Film habe, der mit einer herrlichen letzten Einstellung endet. Warum jetzt aber die Overlays transparent sind, wei�? ich nicht.^^

5 Sterne, keine Frage.

Posted on January 31, 2008
- budrick

guter film nette story

Posted on January 31, 2008