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The Man with No Shadow (2004)

L'homme sans ombre (original title)
A solitary man without a shadow rises from his desk, dons his hat, and leaves his apartment. He walks through a city to a large door, knocks, shows his invitation, and is admitted to a ... See full summary »

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A solitary man without a shadow rises from his desk, dons his hat, and leaves his apartment. He walks through a city to a large door, knocks, shows his invitation, and is admitted to a colorful scene. He walks through drawing rooms and gardens. He speaks with a man in a top hat who offers him a life of romance, but in that life there is betrayal. Is there a place in the world for our man without a shadow? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Another lovely work of art from Georges Schwizgebel
2 November 2008 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This weekend, I discovered the animated films of Georges Schwizgebel and was very, very impressed. First, they look nothing like other animation--the style is truly unique. Second, his painting on glass technique has allowed him to make short films that look like living and moving paintings. Instead of the traditional narratives found in cartoons, his work is more like something that should be exhibited in an art museum and no attempt is made to make the paintings commercially oriented. Instead, each film is accompanied with great music and the paintings move in perfect harmony with the sound.

In this case, it's the story of a man who loses his shadow and then travels the world--and I assume this is in order to make up for this loss. Fortunately by the end of the film he finds his niche--a place where not having a shadow is of a great advantage.

Beautiful from start to finish, this is a delight.


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