History Film / BitterLake

30th Apr '16 4:50:54 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ActingForTwo: Stoelbank plays both Prince Arden and Atrius the Stormbringer [[spoiler: aka Arden's brother Aelric]]. Rin was both Belora and the messenger. Drraer and Careth were both voiced by Dylan Nagel. While Arden and the Narrator were voiced by Shay/Michael Wolf Visser, who was also the Producer.
25th Apr '16 12:23:17 PM dvorak
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* ImpostorForgotOneDetail: [[spoiler; Careth was the guy who murdered the king. The assassin impersonating him mocks Drraer by asking him how it feels to have a king's blood on his hands. Drraer is the only other person to know about it.]]

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* ImpostorForgotOneDetail: [[spoiler; [[spoiler: Careth was the guy who murdered the king. The assassin impersonating him mocks Drraer by asking him how it feels to have a king's blood on his hands. Drraer is the only other person to know about it.points out that if anyone knows, it should be him.]]
25th Apr '16 3:07:43 AM dvorak
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* ImpostorForgotOneDetail: [[spoiler; Careth was the guy who murdered the king. The assassin impersonating him mocks Drraer by asking him how it feels to have a king's blood on his hands. Drraer is the only other person to know about it.]]
26th May '15 9:43:27 PM legendaryweredragon
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The entire film can be watched on youtube here (posted by one of the film's creators): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaL4YJbXUys
26th Nov '14 7:09:49 PM zarpaulus
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* ActingForTwo: Stoelbank plays both Prince Arden and Atrius the Stormbringer [[spoiler: aka Arden's brother Aelric]]. Rin was both Belora and the messenger. Drraer and Careth were both voiced by Dylan Nagel. While Arden and the Narrator were voiced by Shay/Michael Wolf Visser, who was also the Producer.


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* [[spoiler: TheStinger: The new King Aelric receives a letter from "A Friend" warning him that forced peace is a lot like trust. As a black-furred figure with hand on a sword walks up behind him. It cuts to black with an AudibleSharpness sound effect.]]
26th Nov '14 6:53:13 PM zarpaulus
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* KillAndReplace: The real Careth is killed and impersonated by a Dark Brotherhood assassin about five minutes into the film.



* [[spoiler: RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: Careth apparently has a history of shady dealings and mercenary tendencies, so Arden's brother kills him after he's finished explaining the rest of the plot to keep him from doing anything traitory.]]



* SuccessionCrisis: Arden is the crown prince of Valanor, and he would have taken the throne had his father not been assassinated while he was still a child. At the peace talks, one of his demands is that he be instated as king in the reunited Valanor.

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* SuccessionCrisis: Arden is the crown prince of Valanor, and he would have taken the throne had his father not been assassinated while he was still a child. At the peace talks, one of his demands is that he be instated as king in the reunited Valanor. In addition, Belora wants independence for her province, Drraer's rebelled for some unspecified reason, [[spoiler: Careth was the one who killed the king in the first place, and Arden's younger brother wants the throne for himself.]]


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* [[spoiler: YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Prince Aelric kills the assassin who slew all the diplomats so he can't tell anyone what really happened, and give them a scapegoat.]]
24th Aug '14 4:01:20 PM Nohbody
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''Bitter Lake'' is the first full-length live-action movie created specifically to cater to a [[Krystal furry]] audience. The entire film is performed in full fursuits, shot entirely in France. 41 minutes long, the movie consists mostly of static dialog scenes as the characters first hold the actual peace talks, then switch briefly to a paranoid {{Whodunnit}} when they start getting killed. There's one short action scene near the end.

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''Bitter Lake'' is the first full-length live-action movie created specifically to cater to a [[Krystal [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom furry]] audience. The entire film is performed in full fursuits, shot entirely in France. 41 minutes long, the movie consists mostly of static dialog scenes as the characters first hold the actual peace talks, then switch briefly to a paranoid {{Whodunnit}} when they start getting killed. There's one short action scene near the end.
24th Aug '14 3:59:58 PM Nohbody
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''Bitter Lake'' is the first full-length live-action movie created specifically to cater to a [[FurryFandom furry]] audience. The entire film is performed in full fursuits, shot entirely in France. 41 minutes long, the movie consists mostly of static dialog scenes as the characters first hold the actual peace talks, then switch briefly to a paranoid {{Whodunnit}} when they start getting killed. There's one short action scene near the end.

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''Bitter Lake'' is the first full-length live-action movie created specifically to cater to a [[FurryFandom [[Krystal furry]] audience. The entire film is performed in full fursuits, shot entirely in France. 41 minutes long, the movie consists mostly of static dialog scenes as the characters first hold the actual peace talks, then switch briefly to a paranoid {{Whodunnit}} when they start getting killed. There's one short action scene near the end.



* FurryFandom: The target audience.
28th Jan '13 9:59:01 PM Aussie
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"After more than a decade of peace the proud and noble kingdom of Valanor is suddenly torn apart by a terrible civil war. After 12 years, when the dust settles and resources start to dwindle, the starving people of Valanor cry out for peace, forcing the leaders of Tier, Sinnah, Daneth and Osgard to lay down their arms and meet each other at the negotiation table. As each province prepares an envoy to find a diplomatic solution at the Kingdom's only neutral ground, an ancient and dark organization plots its return. Unbeknownst to the leaders of the four warring provinces this old enemy will stop at nothing to crush any hope of lasting peace. Can the four envoys put their old hatreds aside and forge a bond of trust? Or will those that crave the blood and terror of war get their way?

Whatever the outcome, the fate of Valanor will be decided... at Bitter Lake."

That's what the synopsis on the website says. As a description of the plot, it serves. As a description of the ''movie''...not quite.

''Bitter Lake'' has the dubious distinction of being one of the first live-action movies created specifically to cater to a [[FurryFandom furry]] audience; the entire thing is performed in full fursuits. Unfortunately, it has the unambiguous shame of not being very good. Interminable at only 41 minutes long, the movie consists mostly of static dialog scenes as the characters first hold the actual peace talks, then switch briefly to a paranoid {{Whodunnit}} when they start getting killed. There's one short action scene near the end, and then it's right back to ceaseless prattle.

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"After -->"After more than a decade of peace the proud and noble kingdom of Valanor is suddenly torn apart by a terrible civil war. After 12 years, when the dust settles and resources start to dwindle, the starving people of Valanor cry out for peace, forcing the leaders of Tier, Sinnah, Daneth and Osgard to lay down their arms and meet each other at the negotiation table. As each province prepares an envoy to find a diplomatic solution at the Kingdom's only neutral ground, an ancient and dark organization plots its return. Unbeknownst to the leaders of the four warring provinces this old enemy will stop at nothing to crush any hope of lasting peace. Can the four envoys put their old hatreds aside and forge a bond of trust? Or will those that crave the blood and terror of war get their way?

way? Whatever the outcome, the fate of Valanor will be decided... at Bitter Lake."

That's what
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the synopsis on the website says. As a description of the plot, it serves. As a description of the ''movie''...not quite.

film's website.[[http://www.bitterlakethemovie.com]]

''Bitter Lake'' has the dubious distinction of being one of is the first full-length live-action movies movie created specifically to cater to a [[FurryFandom furry]] audience; the audience. The entire thing film is performed in full fursuits. Unfortunately, it has the unambiguous shame of not being very good. Interminable at only fursuits, shot entirely in France. 41 minutes long, the movie consists mostly of static dialog scenes as the characters first hold the actual peace talks, then switch briefly to a paranoid {{Whodunnit}} when they start getting killed. There's one short action scene near the end, and then it's right back to ceaseless prattle.
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* EvilGloating: After everyone else is dead, [[spoiler: Careth meets his employer, Arden's brother, who then proceeds to explain his plot in exhaustive detail. Then he kills Careth]].
* FunnyAnimalAnatomy: Belora and Arden have digitigrade feet. Careth and Drraer have plantigrade. The disparity is because, rather than being custom-tailored for the movie, the actors just added faux-medieval costumes to their own fursuits.

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* EvilGloating: After everyone else is dead, [[spoiler: Careth meets his employer, Arden's brother, who then proceeds to explain his plot in exhaustive detail. Then he kills Careth]].
* FunnyAnimalAnatomy: Belora and Arden have digitigrade feet. Careth and Drraer have plantigrade. The disparity is because, rather than being custom-tailored for the movie, the actors just added faux-medieval costumes to their own fursuits.



* MilkingTheGiantCow: Since the faces have precisely one movement (opening and closing the mouth), the actors all hilariously overact their body language to try and sell the acting.
* ObfuscatingDisability: The brother of one of the main characters gets mentioned twice: once in the movie and once on the movie's website. Both times he's alluded to as being mentally disabled. Then he actually appears at the end, and it turns out he's actually not retarded in the slightest; his brother just always said he was on account of everyone in this movie is a giant, gaping asshole, and everyone else ever just automatically believed it.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: The cast and crew are credited as their fursuiter nicknames instead of the names on their birth certificates. Presumably anyone who gives a slap knows who they are.

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* MilkingTheGiantCow: Since the faces have precisely one movement (opening and closing the mouth), the actors all hilariously overact their body language to try and sell the acting.
* ObfuscatingDisability: The brother of one of the main characters gets mentioned twice: once in the movie and once on the movie's website. Both times he's alluded to as being mentally disabled. Then he actually appears at the end, and it turns out he's actually not retarded in the slightest; his brother just always said asserted that he was on account of everyone in this movie is a giant, gaping asshole, and everyone else ever just automatically believed it.
was.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: The cast and crew are credited as their fursuiter nicknames instead of the names on their birth certificates. Presumably anyone who gives a slap knows who they are.real names.



* {{Whodunnit}}: The last ten minutes or so of the movie is a paranoid scramble by the diplomats to find out which one of them is the assassin before they all end up killed. This pretty much comes down to a cheap swordfight between Drraer and Careth.

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* {{Whodunnit}}: The last ten minutes or so final act of the movie is a paranoid scramble by the diplomats to find out which one of them is the assassin before they all end up killed. This pretty much comes boils down to a cheap swordfight between Drraer and Careth.
26th Mar '12 11:47:35 PM erforce
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"After more than a decade of peace the proud and noble kingdom of Valanor is suddenly torn apart by a terrible civil war. After 12 years, when the dust settles and resources start to dwindle, the starving people of Valanor cry out for peace, forcing the leaders of Tier, Sinnah, Daneth and Osgard to lay down their arms and meet each other at the negotiation table. As each province prepares an envoy to find a diplomatic solution at the Kingdom's only neutral ground, an ancient and dark organization plots its return. Unbeknownst to the leaders of the four warring provinces this old enemy will stop at nothing to crush any hope of lasting peace. Can the four envoys put their old hatreds aside and forge a bond of trust? Or will those that crave the blood and terror of war get their way?

Whatever the outcome, the fate of Valanor will be decided... at Bitter Lake."

That's what the synopsis on the website says. As a description of the plot, it serves. As a description of the ''movie''...not quite.

''Bitter Lake'' has the dubious distinction of being one of the first live-action movies created specifically to cater to a [[FurryFandom furry]] audience; the entire thing is performed in full fursuits. Unfortunately, it has the unambiguous shame of not being very good. Interminable at only 41 minutes long, the movie consists mostly of static dialog scenes as the characters first hold the actual peace talks, then switch briefly to a paranoid {{Whodunnit}} when they start getting killed. There's one short action scene near the end, and then it's right back to ceaseless prattle.

Not to be confused with the ''actual'' Bitter Lake in Seattle, Washington.
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* AllThereInTheManual: The movie's website describes the setting and characters in far more depth than the movie does.
* CatchPhrase: Drraer likes to say "Hell's Bitches" at every little thing that irritates him.
* TheDungAges
* EvilGloating: After everyone else is dead, [[spoiler: Careth meets his employer, Arden's brother, who then proceeds to explain his plot in exhaustive detail. Then he kills Careth]].
* FunnyAnimalAnatomy: Belora and Arden have digitigrade feet. Careth and Drraer have plantigrade. The disparity is because, rather than being custom-tailored for the movie, the actors just added faux-medieval costumes to their own fursuits.
* FurryFandom: The target audience.
* GhostTown: Bitter Lake is utterly abandoned, presumably because it's neutral territory located in the exact middle of Valanor.
* MilkingTheGiantCow: Since the faces have precisely one movement (opening and closing the mouth), the actors all hilariously overact their body language to try and sell the acting.
* ObfuscatingDisability: The brother of one of the main characters gets mentioned twice: once in the movie and once on the movie's website. Both times he's alluded to as being mentally disabled. Then he actually appears at the end, and it turns out he's actually not retarded in the slightest; his brother just always said he was on account of everyone in this movie is a giant, gaping asshole, and everyone else ever just automatically believed it.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: The cast and crew are credited as their fursuiter nicknames instead of the names on their birth certificates. Presumably anyone who gives a slap knows who they are.
* [[spoiler: RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: Careth apparently has a history of shady dealings and mercenary tendencies, so Arden's brother kills him after he's finished explaining the rest of the plot to keep him from doing anything traitory.]]
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Belora dan Winters is the only female.
* StuffedIntoTheFridge: Belora has just enough time after the long debate scene to have a brief ShipTease moment with Arden before she's assassinated, sending the men into a paranoid frenzy.
* SuccessionCrisis: Arden is the crown prince of Valanor, and he would have taken the throne had his father not been assassinated while he was still a child. At the peace talks, one of his demands is that he be instated as king in the reunited Valanor.
* ThrowingOffTheDisability: Arden's brother gets a one-off mention as being "retarded" (the website also makes a mention of him being "half-witted"). Then he actually shows up at the end of the movie and turns out to be not impaired in the slightest [[spoiler: and the one who orchestrated the string of assassinations that makes up the end of the movie]]. He claims that he never really was, and Arden only ''told'' everyone he was retarded in order to discredit him.
* {{Whodunnit}}: The last ten minutes or so of the movie is a paranoid scramble by the diplomats to find out which one of them is the assassin before they all end up killed. This pretty much comes down to a cheap swordfight between Drraer and Careth.
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