The short film 8563 by Áron Farkas and Ottó Kinizsi deals with the the risks of blank ambition.
The game, which resembles hide and seek, starts in a peaceful manner. Everybody enjoys the exciting but friendly character of the game which is emphasised by the calm chirping and chirring sounds in the background - until number 8563 takes action.
8563 is the number of a teenage girl who also takes part in the game. But she is different. Her strategy seems more aggressive and dogged. By the time she appears, the game changes into a hunt between the seeker and the other teammates. Even though she fights for her team, she sacrifices her team member and develops into a lone warrior.
The atmosphere gets worse which is emphasised by the change of weather which evolves from sunny to a colder and darker setting. In the end she even risks her life and the life of the last seeker whereat the opposing teammate is hit by a car.
This whole progress of turning a game into something more serious can also be applied to general matters. Ambition can be an impelling energy but also a destructive one. Sometimes the compulsion to achieve goals can lead to a stubborn and ruthless behavior which can harm fellow men and cause serious damage.
A dream can come true with passion but abnormal ambition causes nightmares. This message is well portrayed by the filmmakers and I would recommend this short film to everyone.