The trinket-maker lives high up in the sky and doesn't like the ground. Will his fear disappear when he hears the most beautiful voice in the world?


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High up in the sky, the trinket-maker lives. His house is packed with the beautiful metal objects he creates. The trinket-maker isn't very fond of the ground, only visiting to search trash cans for valuable parts. Normally when he hears a noise, as fast as possible he returns to his house. This time it is different though. As usual he escapes, but now he hears singing. It enchants him. Written by Arnoud Tiele (

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3 April 2003 (USA)  »

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Seek this film out and watch it, it will make you feel warm inside.
9 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

I saw this film in Paris, in the newly built aquarium near to the Eiffel tower. I wasn't expecting to see a number of short animation films while looking at the glorious fish but that's what you get.

It's a lovely film a short animation that is completely unique and heart warming. The idea of a man living alone in his air balloon is interesting and original. He steals rubbish from people's bins at night and turns them into objects of beauty. One day he is caught in the act and surprises himself by falling in love, from a distance. There is no dialogue but the emotions shown in this short film are sweet and very real and I cared enough about it to seek it out here and write about it, a first.

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