Papers, Please – A Short Film

A hard hitting live action fan film inspired by the Papers, Please indie game by Lucas Pope, that tells the tale of a border crossing Immigration Officer who has to make some tough decisions about who to let through the border of a fictional dystopian Eastern Bloc country.

Papers, Please is Directed by
Nikita Ordynskiy

Liliya Tkach

Written By
Nikita Ordynskiy, Liliya Tkach and Lucas Pope

Music by
Dmitry Kondratenko

Igor Savochkin, Dmitry Lysenko, Evgeniy Tokarev, Antonina Kravtsova, Victoria Tsygankova

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Our Verdict
Papers, Please isn’t just a great fan film, it’s a great film in its own right. The cinematography, acting and storytelling are all superb and the ending delivers a powerful gut punch that sticks with you long after watching. It’s striking how much empathy you feel for the immigration officer, who may be ruining lives by turning good people away, but he takes no pleasure in it, he’d doing it for his family. He’ll lose his job if he lets the wrong people in. Or worse…

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by Ahmad on Fan Movie Watch

It felt real