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Angel's Egg (1985)
"Tenshi no tamago" (original title)

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A mysterious young girl with a large egg and a soldier meet and reveal uncomfortable occult secrets to one another in a lonely, beautiful, surrealist land populated only by restless shadows and an abandoned gothic / victorian town.

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a young girl is the sole protector of a very precious, large egg. her lair is near a large, abandoned, decaying gothic city inhabited by restless shadows. a mysterious young man arrives one day, and eventually wins her trust. they converse sparsely about obscure philosophical and theological topics, and she shows him some astonishing fossils and works of historic and scientific art. the ending is a bit shocking, and very ambiguous, leaving many unanswered questions and tons of room for interpretation. Written by Rev. Elgaroo Brenza

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Was released in Australia in an edited form under the title "In the aftermath: Angels never sleep" with some obscure live-action footage included. See more »

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Boy: I've seen a tree like this somewere... When was it? So long ago that I've forgotten... Under a sky where the clouds made sound as they moved. The black horizon swelled and from it grew a huge tree. It sucked the life from the ground... And it's pulsing branches reached up, as if to grasp something...
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One of the most absorbing experiences I've ever had!
28 February 2014 | by (São Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

What a fascinating and beautiful film this was! Never before have I been this perplexed by an animated movie. On the surface, the plot is pretty straightforward, but there are several allegories to Christianity and distinct ways you can interpret the characters and the symbolism within the story. The animation is uniquely done, making you feel totally immersed in this bleak post-apocalyptic world. Also, I loved how the final shot referenced Solaris from Andrei Tarkovsky. The powerful score has a melancholic and operatic tone, being the perfect companion piece here. Angel's Egg has a very slow pace and it's a meditative journey so it can get a little exhausting at times. Still, this is an extremely profound film and a stunning work of art that needs to be experienced by more people.


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