Title:  20 Matches
Category:  Shorts
Length:  9 Minutes
Filmmaker(s):  Mark Tapio Kines
Year:  2015
Country:  USA

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A young woman, her face illuminated only by match light, tells the story of an Austrian serial killer who murdered 20 immigrant women — one per year.  

Director’s Statement: Mark Tapio Kines  

20 Matches was sort of an exercise in “minimalist horror.” I wanted to see if I could make a compelling, disturbing film without any blood or on-screen violence, and with just one actor and one source of light: a single wooden match. More than just a creepy campfire story, though, 20 Matches also touches on how the West deals with immigrants, and how we survive the dark legacies left by others. 
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