“A Small Place” is the quirky story of a lady (Maryse Boiteau) trying to hook up with a man (Klaas Schramm) who has caught her eye. Without giving away anything essential to the plot, I can say that the film balances on a running gag that is played out quite well but isn’t all that interesting.
This short film has no dialogue (and that’s a strength here), but is accompanied by ambient background noises and an almost constant piano tune. That gives the film an almost quaint feel, which also works for it. The only problem is that the “punchline,” like the running gag, isn’t anything worth writing home about. The movie is so well crafted that one would expect more. Sadly, it never delivers. One joke. Well executed. Not very funny.