Synopsis: A young deaf man gets trapped in his house when he becomes entangled in a nasty real estate dispute with his murderous next-door neighbor. As he struggles to overcome his fears, open captions take the audience inside our deaf hero's head.
Genre: Thriller
75 min

KEEP OU Come on.

This way.

Here it is.

Want to kiss?

But only...

...if you dare to lie

in one of those things.

You don't dare, do you?

Are you scared?


lf you do it... can touch me

somewhere else too.

Will you do it or not?

OK. But no longer than ten seconds.

- OK. l'll help you.

Not until the door is closed

can you start counting.

One, two, three, four, five...

...six, seven, eight...



OK. Ten seconds, let me out now.

Hello. Let me out.

Let me out!

First we'll drug the rat

with 40 milligrams of Nembutal.

lt's important that we...

Eva Lennearts.

Classes start at nine o'clock here.

And not at a quarter past nine.

- Sorry.

lt's important that we inject the rat

in the spine. So, here.

Go ahead.

Not in the vertebra, underneath it.

You have to turn it around.

When they're asleep,

we make a small incision... the abdominal cavity.

Like this.

Eva, would you mind

putting this back in the storeroom?

lt's your rat.

The only one that survived

the lab session.

Sorry. l still find this difficult.

As a vet, you'll have to do it

at some point.

How badly do you want this?

l'm not sure yet.

- You'd better give it some thought.

A failing mark again, l'm afraid.

- Thank you.


Can l help you?

Dr. Mentink told me

to bring this one back.

Has it been used?

- No, just drugged.

Then it can go to the gas chamber.

- Sorry?

Those are the rules, sweetheart.

Anything that's been used,

has to be cleaned up right away.

We won't miss him.

They're out of sausages.

What are you reading?

- A script.

An audition tomorrow.

- Again?

We've got an exam tomorrow, remember?

This is more important

than the anatomy of a cat.

There we go again.

- l can't cut into an animal like that.

Well, why don't you drop out?

For the third time.

Are you nuts? Put it away.

Saved it from the gas chamber.

- You didn't it.

Hey, Dino.

- Dino?

As in your ex Dino?

Befitting. Another rat.

Can you take care of him for a bit?

l have that viewing at two, remember?

- l won't feed him.

lt's only for an hour. Thanks.

Damn it.

Good afternoon.


- l'm here for the viewing. Eva.

Eva Lennearts.

- Right. One moment.

Well, this is it.

lt's been empty for a while.

l haven't had time to clean it yet.

But if you take it,

l'll make sure it's clean.

All windows are insulated,

so the heating is cheap.

There's plenty of space.

Are these books yours?

- No, from the previous tenant.

Throw them out, for all l care.

Why did she leave them?

- She left without giving notice.

Never heard from her again.

That broad still owes me three months' rent.

How much is the rent?

- 600 a month. All-inclusive.

When can l move in?

This weekend,

as far as l'm concerned.

What's this? Save the Animals,

Everything OK? Are you moving in?

- Yes, at number 24.

Then we're neighbors.

l live over there.


- Eva.

Do you need any help?

- No, thanks. l'm fine.

Good luck.

Well, cute guy.

- lt's my downstairs neighbor.

Now you know where to borrow sugar.

Or l will.

Did you take good care of my ex?

- Of course.

l take good care of all of them, don't l?

Man, l'm thirsty.

Do you have anything to drink?

- l think so.

Come on, boy. Over here.

lt's huge.

- You can move in too.

What are you looking at?

Got a good view, pervert?

Go and watch something else!

Cynthia, come on!

- You like that, don't you?

Come, let's unpack.

Welcome, Eva.

First we'll do the version

you came up with and then we'll see. OK?

Whenever you're ready.

Go ahead.

You cheated on me, douchebag.

You've been cheating on me

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