In the empty apartment of an old wheel-chaired collector, a bailiff discovers a secret floor full of mementos. He then proceeds to flag which objects shall be seized.

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In the empty apartment of an old wheel-chaired collector, a bailiff discovers a secret floor full of mementos. He then proceeds to flag which objects shall be seized.

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23 September 2004 (Canada)  »

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Phantom Pleasure
18 November 2006 | by (NB, Canada) – See all my reviews

This was a very original concept and it was beautifully executed. The animation and the music in this short film give it an outer world feel.

It's the story of a bailiff that goes to a collector's home to seize some of his goods. When he finds the collector's secret storage room, he's in for a shock when he begins flagging objects with his "To be seized" tickets.

There is very little dialogs in this animated short, but in my opinion it doesn't make it any less good. In fact, it makes it more accessible because of the french voice-overs (although when I watched it, the few lines were subtitled). I'm French, so I can vouch that the translations were accurate and faithful to the original lines.

The only thing I can negatively comment on is that it's very short (I know, it's supposed to be short). But, I think another 5 minutes to explain why the bailiff goes to the collector's home would have been a nice intro. Perhaps it is fitting that the bailiff's motives are as obscure as the general "feel" of this short film.

It's hard to describe and comment on what I loved about this short animation without spoiling anything. Needless to say, I did not address the surprise ending - that, you'll need to experience for yourself.


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