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'Cubert Lost' is an unsettling take on the office gig

We've probably all felt a bit like Cubert here, trapped in a dead-end office gig, watching the days go by. But this short film, directed by Felix Fischer, Jim Schmidt, and Carolin Schramm, tackles modern malaise with style.

The short, "Lost Cubert," may be a little heavy on the metaphor — he's literally trapped, get it? — but it more than makes up for it with some deft animation chops. We're all used to the tap-tap of a keyboard by now, but isolate it in a wordless, Kafkaesque nightmare like these creators do, and you get something more than a little unnerving.