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Free Jimmy (2006)
"Slipp Jimmy fri" (original title)

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Four stoners, five vegans, three mobsters, four hunters and a million reasons to free one junkie elephant.

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Roy Arnie has a dream. One day he will run his own circus and conquer the world. Today, however, he is a stable-hand working in the Circus Stromowski, a miserable Russian big top, run by a hopeless alcoholic fourth generation circus director, Igor Stromowski, and full of useless has-beens and tired animals, which will only perform under the influence of narcotics. Roy Arnie invites his old buddies Gaz and Odd, and their sidekick Flea, to come and work at the circus, and while work is an alien concept to Gaz and Odd, the appearance of an irate criminal who they are indebted to decides the issue. At the circus, Roy Arnie introduces the trio to the star attraction: Jimmy the elephant. Formerly a great sight, but after 20 years at the circus he has become addicted to every drug under the sun. He performs in a purple haze, counting down the days until someone realizes he will be more useful as a set of piano keys. Roy Arnie keeps him going with a complex regime of uppers and downers to ... Written by Ellen Stokland

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This is the first computer animated feature film in Norway's history. By January 2004 it was apparent that the total budget would be three times as originally planned, and the premiere was pushed back a year. See more »

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This film is dedicated to Joachim Nielsen 1964-2000 See more »

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Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #38.8 (2007) See more »

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If You Love Me Then You Will Cut Me
Written by Anthony Hegarty
Published by Rebis Music 2006 (Ascap/Kobalt)
Performed by Antony and the Johnsons
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A labour of love
26 August 2008 | by (India) – See all my reviews

The story's about the life of a junkie circus elephant and the filth of the human society who want to make money off him.

The movie is quite sad and will bring out emotions in the viewer which are normally not associated with animation. Animation does seem to be the right medium for this real-life inspired tragedy.

Its a tribute from the director to a brother who lost his life to drugs. Obviously once one knows the history this movie is borne out of, it becomes easier to appreciate the story.

Joachim Nielsen, rest in peace. If you are up there watching this, i hope you enjoyed it as much as i did.


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