COVID-19 has completely altered the way people interact with one another, as social distancing rules meant to stop the spread of coronavirus have all but eliminated in-person gatherings. But many are discovering that they can still do the same things they’ve always done while still social distancing — and that includes getting into a massive choreographed fight.
A number of students from the French stunt school Campus Univers Cascades in Le Cateau-Cambrésis got together remotely to plan an epic on-screen fight, and we definitely think all of these participants have a bright future in the film industry… assuming the film industry still has a future after this pandemic. In a roughly three-minute video, the students perform a number of stunts, with each one ending their scene with a blow directly to the camera. These blows translate as a hit to the face of the next stuntperson in a continuing cycle of ridiculous fight moves. The whole thing is blended together seamlessly, and we’re not sure which aspect of the video is more impressive: the stunts themselves or the editing.
And, since this is a COVID-19 related video, there are of course a number of jokes inserted that poke fun at our new normal. There’s hand sanitizer, face masks, and one guy even gets taken out with a roll of toilet paper. The entire video is very well-make and extremely clever, and it’s sure to put a smile on your face during these trying times. Check it out below.
Image courtesy of Campus Univers Cascades in Le Cateau-Cambrésis on Facebook