Johnny Clyde’s review published on Letterboxd:
this short has perplexed me. I find myself pulled in from sheer confusion, which is a really interesting feeling for me. Looking at it without any information, I am not sure what I'm seeing. Which isn't a bad thing at all. In fact it made me re-watch it three times to try and see what I might be missing. The way it's shot is really nice, the music is a bit eerie, the atmosphere is simply odd. I don't know.
Then I look at the description of the video.
"A film about death. And elderly people."
and the google translation of the title.
"Old Man Compost".
I am then even more perplexed as there seems to be no elderly people in the short at all.
I'm really invested in this now though.
My assumption is that, as Turefeldt stated, there was a lack of money and therefore a lack of resources.
I feel like perhaps it's a story of a retirement home where the young staff disposes of the elderly when it's time. Simple enough, but with just a pool of similarly aged people to cast, it seems strange to stick with the elderly concept. Strange in a kind of wonderful way.