Film / Love/Hate

Love Hate is a 2009 British Short Film directed by Blake and Dylan Ritson. It stars Ben Whishaw and Hayley Atwell.

Tom (Whishaw) is a sweet-natured and super positive charity worker, whose life seems under complete control. Until the day Hate (Atwell), a mysterious, intrusive and twisted woman enters his way and completely turns his life upside down. She's about to present a side of Tom he never knew he had inside of himself, new perspectives that comes with strange consequences on the way.

Provides examples of:

  • Anthropomorphic Personification: Hate is, well, Tom's hate and anger personified.
  • The Corrupter: Hate progressively convinces Tom to do very nasty things.
  • Nice Guy: Tom is one initially. Until he becomes a jerk under Hate's influence.
  • The Vamp:
    Tom: But why do you look so...
    Hate: You know, to certain people hate can be extremely attractive.