One of my favourite movie scenes of all time is in Old Boy, you know the one — the fantastically choreographed, one shot sequence where Oh Dae-su obliterates dozens of goons in some fairly visceral hand-to-hand combat. Australian James McFay's short film, made in Japan, has a sequence that reminds me of that. It also reminds me of every 2D scrolling beat em up ever made. It even has a boss fight at the end!
The short film itself last roughly 13 minutes, and is well worth watching in its entirety, but if you feel like skipping straight to the fight scene, click on to seven minutes 30.
It's called Burning Hearts and it's a linked story in a sense — the story of one woman struggling with relationship difficulties, and the story of one taxi driver beating the crap out of a multitude of Yakuza goons.
It's really good.