Commencing a movie in an emergency hospital with the patient in a critical condition and simultaneously reliving the circumstances that brought him to this point is not new. However Oben has a novel visual appeal that transcends a well worn scenario. The angular and at times semi-abstract artwork together with a stylish use of colour blocks ensure this is no run of the mill graduation film. EMCA's Thierno Bah, Noé Giuliani, Pierre Ledain and David Martins da Silva keep the tension going particularly given such a clever sound design as that from Prince N'Gouda Ba. It's refreshing to see such distinctive work.