07/19/2012 01:40 pm ET

The Mirror: A Journey From Childhood To Old Age (VIDEO)

Growing older feels like it happens right before our eyes, but Swiss directors Ramon and Pedro decided to make this figure of speech into a stunning reality with their short film "Le Miroir" ("The Mirror").

The film begins with a young boy getting ready in the bathroom, facing his own reflection. Every time he loses sight of himself for a moment he grows older, until at the end of the five minute video he is removing his dentures and reaching for a cane. As bittersweet as aging itself, the film will make you pause for a moment the next time you catch a glimpse of your reflection while washing your hands. Although the film looks deceptively simple, a lot of work was involved in creating the fictitious entity who grows from childhood to old age before our eyes. Check out the many actors, costumes and sets in the "making of" clip below.