Bad Luck by Alex Spoerndli, Switzerland


The protagonist is smoking a cigarette. As he throws away the cigarette end, he accidentally starts a series of events which will have consequences for him.

Inspired by Mani Matters song «Ds Zündhölzli» (En.: match) a small action leads to a way heavier reaction growing by different coincidences. Mani Matter takes the danger out of the scene, by singing a slight alteration of the first verse, declaring the situation as a hypothesis.
This Short does it in the same way, but instead of – speaking in Matters words – «picking up the match» the protagonist decides to do the contrary.