Smooth Criminals Shorts

Ok, some of these criminals are smooth, while some are not entirely smooth. In fact, you might even call them rough criminals, or abrasive criminals, or serrated edge or even unsmooth criminals! But criminals you will see and that is, after all, what you came for, right? For fun, during the screening, grab the person next to you and whisper, “Annie are you OK, are you OK, are you OK Annie?” It will really break the tension, and possibly a few blood vessels in your face. Worth it!!


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Homeless (Bruder)

Homeless | Bruder - Jarek Duda

Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country:  German
Subtitles: Yes
Rating: PG-13
Runtime:  28 min.
Director: Jarek Duda
Producer:  Daniel Schüller
Website :  


Lukasz (24) wants to get out of the socially deprived. He longs for social

Recognition and wants what he misses his life: loyalty.

As a racket for the Hamburg milieu Size ‘Milan’ he believes to have found all this. While Lukasz ‘social advancement begins to take shape, bringing the death of the common parent after years of contact break his little brother Kamil (13) in front of Lukasz’ doorstep.



Lapsus | Karim Ouaret

Genre: Thriller
Country:  France
Rating: R
Runtime:  30 min.
Director: Karim Ouaret
Website :  Lapsus Film


‘LAPSUS’ tells the tale of Terry, a psychologically disturbed predator who’s roaming ground is a laundromat.

Terry thinks he is the hero of a comic gangster he is reading ‘Terry Lawrence, Gentleman Gangster’. He uses the personality from every individual who enters progressively into the scullery, to create his own gangster story, shortly after being murdered in cold blood. Then, Terry switches the characters of the comic book by its own victims he kills and kills again differently and indefinitely.


A Murderer’s Confession (Abbitte eines Mörders)

Murderer's Confession | Julian Cohn

Genre: Crime Drama
Country:  Germany
Subtitles: Yes
Rating: R
Runtime:  22 min.
Director:  Julian Cohn
Producer:  Josef Hallmann
Website :  


One day the young priest enters the confessional, not knowing that this confession is going to change everything.

Who´s that strange old man in the neighbors cabin?

And why is he telling that story?


NOTE: Synopsis are typically provided directly by the filmmaker themselves. Sometimes English is not their first language. We ask reader’s understanding for less-than-perfect language and grammar

BIFF - Beloit International Film Festival
BIFF | Beloit International Film Festival