A being made of sand wakes up in the desert. It finds a bottle near him, but it's empty. The noise of dropping water can be heard not far away. When the being finds the place the ground ... See full summary »

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A being made of sand wakes up in the desert. It finds a bottle near him, but it's empty. The noise of dropping water can be heard not far away. When the being finds the place the ground opens and swallows it... Written by Oliver Heidelbach

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Rather grand model animation with gripping atmosphere
15 November 1999 | by (Kiel, Germany) – See all my reviews

Brilliant non-digital animation to set standards for model animation. Deserved its Oscar especially for its atmospheric feel of desolation and the outstanding production values. Succeeds too in making you feel for the main

  • and only - character, a little sandman in the truest sense of the word,


on its search for water. Watch out for the flying sparks!


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