Percival's Big Night (2011) by William Sullivan
One room, one continous take, four characters, three bags of ‘herb’.
Salvatore (Sal) is an ‘herbal enterpreneur’ – i.e. NOT a drug dealer.
His flatmate named Percival (Percy) is a struggling actor.
The two behave like an old married couple – but it becomes obvious that just like a married couple they couldn’t live one without the other.
What do they talk about? Girls, life, future. Then – when the girls arrive, they split into twos, however, whoever leaves the room is not followed. Just like in theatre, just like on stage.
I like such confined setups. It allows to focus the whole attention on what is being said rather than what happens. In a way this is a social analysis of contemporary 20-year olds and their lives, their hopes, their plans.