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Never Like the First Time! -- Four people get to tell the story of their "first time", an animated film based on documentary interviews. Contemporary stories and some even from the 1920's range from comedy to tragedy and are remembered with nostalgia, embarrassment or even horror.
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Directed by
Jonas Odell 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jonas Odell 

Produced by
Susanne Granlöf .... producer
Original Music by
Krister Linder 
Cinematography by
Per Helin 
Film Editing by
Jonas Odell 
Production Design by
Jonas Odell 
Sound Department
Anders Larsson .... sound
Ulf Olausson .... foley artist
David Silverin .... foley recordist
Animation Department
Jonas Odell .... animator
Other crew
Gila Bergqvist .... film consultant: Swedish Film Institute

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Also Known As:
"Aldrig som första gången!" - Sweden (original title)
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15 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »

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Part of an omnibus of international animated shorts, Nine Nation Animation, released by The World According to Shorts.See more »


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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
An intimate recollection of first times, 20 August 2006
Author: zatsuon from Sweden

Four (real) people, both young and old, recount how they lost their virginity. The stories range from the heartfelt and romantic to a sad recollection of a booze-drenched rape. What is special here is the animation technique, changing from one story to the next and wonderfully adapted to the tone and content. Jonas Odell is perhaps the most prominent animator in Sweden, and this is his tour the force, utilizing photographs, chalk crayon, line drawings and all sorts of mixed media techniques to conjure a sense of presence in the story. In all its simplicity this short film carries a powerful punch, and the subject is one that has relevance for all of us.

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