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Les 3 inventeurs (1980)

| Animation, Short
In a white lace universe, three inventors create machine which are both pretty and useful. Unfortunately people do not understand them...

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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Beautiful, but mostly empty
27 July 2016 | by (Berlin, Germany) – See all my reviews

"Les 3 inventeurs" or "The Three Inventors" is a French 13-minute short film from 1980, so this little animated movie had its 35th anniversary last year. It was written and directed by Michel Ocelot and he won a BAFTA Film Award for this movie back then, probably the biggest success of his career. I will admit that the white-lace animation style is pretty beautiful in terms of the buildings, but it's not working so well in terms of the people. I saw that this film was mentioned in a Lotte Reiniger documentary a while ago and I think it fits there nicely. If Reiniger had lived half a century later, then this film may have been exactly what her style would have looked like. I just hope her story-telling would have been better as this area is where this movie is not good at all and what ultimately brings it down too in my perception. It's definitely a but of style over substance. Animation is important, but a good plot and interesting story counts even more. This one does not have it. Thumbs down.


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