You may think that the bored-looking bureaucrats sitting behind the windows at offices and agencies have to do nothing more complicated than stamping your paperwork, but the short film Office Kingdom reveals the truth: they’re fantasy warriors who must quest for that all-important approval stamp.

Eleonora Bertolucci, Salvatore Centoducati, Giulio De Toma, and Ruben Pirito made Office Kingdom as their graduation short at Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, National School of Cinema, Turin. The next time you’re waiting ages for your number to get called at the DMV, just imagine that this is why.

[via Rob Munday]