S.T.A.L.K.E.R: The Duel

Synopsis: This project is based on an award winning comic strip called 'DUEL' made by Roman Surzhenko. The short film is in the Stalker setting, a mix of the well known video game (S.T.A.L.K.E.R Shadow of Chernobyl), the Tarkovsky movie and the Strugatsky brothers novel. A lone Stalker is wandering around an old factory complex, then he's attracted by one of the near buildings, but an unknown sniper is waiting for him. Who's gonna win The Duel? Why are they fighting it? Sometimes things are not what they look like.
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Short
10 min

Good shot. Again.

Good shot. Again.

Good shot.

Come on! Take a shot!

No! No! No!

- What'd you do wrong? Just fix it.

- I know.

Your best isn't good enough.

You gotta do better!

No! No!


Finally awake, sleepyhead?

How long was I sleeping?

Not long.

But I'm glad you're awake.

I didn't want you to miss it.

Miss what?

Our grand entrance.

This is it.

It's small.


I guess this is the kitchen.

I'm gonna look around,

okay, Mom?


Have you found the bedroom?

Yeah, you could say that.

I'm sorry, Vance.

I just... I...

This is all I could find.

I just wanted to leave.

It's okay.

Everything's gonna be okay.

I almost forgot. I...

This came for you.

Tomorrow you start a new life

in a brand-new school.

Aren't you excited?

Thanks, Mom.

You wanna take it?

There you go.

Reach for it.

There you go.

There it goes.

Come on, geek.

Don't you need your book for class?

- Yes.

- Then take it. What's stopping you?

- Please!

- Hey, if you're so desperate for books,

you can have mine.

Who the hell are you?

Another geek, I guess.

Come on. Take it.

What's the matter, man?

If you want it, just take it.

Man, I will knock you out.

No, you won't.

The bell just rang.

Get to class now.

Consider yourself lucky, punk.

All right.

Settle down.

Settle down, class.


I understand we have

a new student to our school.

Mr. Vance Holden?


Vance Halden?

Is that right?

Would you come

and introduce yourself,

tell the class where

you're from, et cetera?


My name is Vance.

I'm from Wisconsin.

Um, I...

Mr. Halden?

I just moved here yesterday.

That's it, I guess.

That's good.

Welcome, Mr. Halden.

Does anyone have

any questions for Vance?


Okay. You can take your seat, sir.


How did you get your black eye?

It's personal.

All right, class.

Settle down, okay?

We're gonna let

Mr. Halden get settled,

and then we're going

to open our books

to Chapter 25,

specifically page 193.

No worries. I told you,

it's never gonna happen.

We're just too different.

You'll never do better than me.

Maybe. But maybe

I'd rather be alone.

You're making the biggest

mistake of your life.

Please, Maurice,

just let me go.

Got a complaint, boy?

You got something to say?

What about you? Huh?

- Is that you, Vance?

- Yeah.

- How was school?

- It was fine.

I have some great news.

I got a job at a restaurant

close to here.


Are you okay?

Yes, Mom.

So as you can see,

the Pythagorean theorem

allows us to find any unknown side

of an isosceles triangle,

which we'll designate X.

This triangle is also known

as a 45-45-90 triangle,

named so because of

the measure of their angles.

In a 45-45-90 triangle,

the measure of the hypotenuse

is equal to the measure of a leg

multiplied by

the square root of two.

So to find X...

Quiet down,

and listen up, kiddies.

The theme...

for this quarter semester

is basketball.

Invented by some Canadian

out in Massachusetts

as a way to keep

his little bratty kids busy.

And it's been keeping

brats busy ever since.

What's this?

We got a newbie?

Yes, sir.

What's your name, newbie?


Play ball, Vance?

Hard of hearing

or slow to speaking?

Which is it?

Yeah, a little.

I play a little.

Show me.

Six shots in a row

will get you a B.

Five gets you a C.

Anything less,

and you fail.

Anything more than six...

...probably ain't possible for you.

Waiting on a written invite, newbie?

Show us what you got.

Now we're moving.



Yo, this white boy can shoot.



Hey, if I make another,

do I get an A plus?

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