Deep space, at the edge of the galaxy. The future. A new prisoner arrives on top security prison ship and psychiatric research unit Dante 01. Sole survivor of an encounter with an alien ... See full summary »
Linh Dan Pham,
In this luminous tale set in the area around Sarajevo and in Italy, Perhan, an engaging young Romany (gypsy) with telekinetic powers, is seduced by the quick-cash world of petty crime, which threatens to destroy him and those he loves.
"Le manège" is a dark, but captivating stop motion animation, directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Director of films like "Delicatessen" and "The City of Lost Children") Pretty much like his future works, this short had a magnificent visual aspect, particularly in what concerns to the atmosphere and sceneries.
I really liked this short. I think it was beautifully made and I loved the strange appearance of the characters which appeared on it.
I also noticed that this short had some common elements with the works of the Brothers Quay, resulting in a mesmerizing animation with a dream-like quality, which is fascinating to watch from beginning to end.
In my opinion, this is an underrated animation which deserved a lot of more fame and recognition.
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