Film Noir

Synopsis: Private detective Sam Ruben's clever plan falls apart with the onset of amnesia. Everyone is trying to kill him and he doesn't know why. The classic film noir milieu now comes to you in the form of an animated feature.
Production: Wild Bunch Distribution
  1 nomination.
97 min

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The first thing I remember

is a shiny white line

streching into the Universe.

I close my eyes and open them again.

But the image didn't change.

Whiping their slates clean and

starting over is some people's dream.

For me it was the beginning of a nightmare.

My face was the face of a stranger.

I had no idea who the man in the mirror was.

I studied him for a long time

as he stared back at me.

It seem to be something familiar about his eyes.

No wallet, no ID.

The man was dead.

Somehow I knew that.


Detective Rodney Krumb.

Now I knew the dead men's name.

I still couldn't remember mine.

Krumb was shot right between his eyes.

If I killed him,

I was pretty handy with a gun.

A perfect fit.

That settles it,

I'm a cop killer.

Shots fired in the vicinity of the Hollywood Sign.

Units in the area proceed there at once.

I didn't know why I did what I did but I knew

I had to be gone before the police arrived.

The gun was mine,

car was obviously his.

As I drove away I had nothing but questions.

I wondered how I got there?

Did I get a ride with him?

Or was my car parked nearby?

I wodered if I'd ever get to know my own name.

There was only one thing that seems certain.

I was the bad guy in this story.

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I drove arround for almost an hour.

I kept thinking I'll see something

that'll jug my memory.

I knew I could't stay in this car forever.

Police will be looking for it.

One thing I was sure of:

If I go to Rodney's place

he won't be home.


Mommy? Mommy?

Where is daddy?

I don't get it.

Why are you driving Rodney's car?

Well, you know Rodney ... he kind of

suspected you might be planning something.

He wanted me to check if there's

a surprise party and let him know.

Well, you better get on the damn phone

and tell him there's no party.


Cell Phone

It's ringing.


Hey, Rod, it's me.

- Detective Krumb can't come to the phone right now.

- Yeah, Rod, I'm at the house.

- Sir, this is detective Riley speaking.

- No man, there's no party, it's cool.

- Sir, may I ask who I am speaking to?

- Tell you man, the coast it's clear.

Sir, I insist that you identify yourself.

Sure, of course.

See you in a few buddy.

He's coming.

- Where did he go?

- I think he might be outside.

- There he is!

- Get him!

- Freeze!

- L.A.P.D., stop!

- Put your hands in the air!

- Stop or I'll shoot!


- Ruben?

- Yes?

- It's me.

- Yes.

It's done. The rest of the money will be

paid into your account as agreed.

I see.

It was a pleasure doing business with you Mr. Ruben.

If I ever need a private detective again

I'll be sure to give you a call.

- Thank you.

- Oh, no no no, thank you.

Listen, do you mind if I ask you a question?

17-25, code 6.

Detective Riley speaking.

Yes, there is detective Krumb's car.

No, the suspect's long gone.

No, sir.

I'll be sure to report any developments.

Sam Ruben

Private Investigator

Sam Ruben

Private Investigator

Come in please.

- Hello!

- Hello!

- Do you know me?

- Should I?

- I guess not. Is Mr. Ruben in?

- No. What is this about?

- It's private. Do you expect him back soon?

- No.

I'll make sure to tell him you were here when he calls.

Yeah, that'll be kind of hard to do

since I didn't give you my name.


Sam, this is Samantha.

He was just here.

- Who was?

- Hudson. Hudson was just at the office.

He asked if I knew who he was.

- Hudson who?

- Sam, that's not funny.

- What are you gonna do about it?

- Guess I'll have to do whatever it takes.

Tell you what ... why don't you leave his file on my desk,

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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