A Profile On Three Liars, Lying & The Thrill Of Getting Away With It

 

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Let’s be honest: we all lie. It’s often justifiable. We’re self-serving animals, weaving half-truths and lies so we can get ahead in life.

It’s thrilling, nerve-wrecking and desperate. The game is in how long you can suppress the truth before it gets out.

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This is a documentary about three people and their lies: a skilled conman who fingered through a company’s finances, a little boy who just wanted to please his friends, and a woman whose children didn’t even trust her anymore.

Which is more thrilling: lying, or getting away with it? What happens when you can’t bend the truth any further?

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‘Lies’ was the Jury Prize for International Short Filmmaking at Sundance 2009. It was created by Swedish music video and film director, Jonas Odell.

Jonas is the co-founder of Filmtecknarna (website in Swedish)

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