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The Tragic Story of Nling (2006)

 -  Animation | Short  -  January 2007 (USA)
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A man named August is from Capillia, a sprawling city located on an island of the same name. To alleviate the city's problems of unemployment and garbage, city planners built a walled ... See full summary »

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A man named August is from Capillia, a sprawling city located on an island of the same name. To alleviate the city's problems of unemployment and garbage, city planners built a walled compound in the middle of the city called Nling, into which the oppressed outcasts, garbage and alcohol were thrown. The alcohol was to keep the outcasts pacified. One day, the garbage and alcohol stopped arriving, which led to the deaths of many of the outcasts. August is one of those still surviving outcasts, he who is alone in Nling with his sole friend, Donkey who was once a great Capillian professor. August fears he too will die without more alcohol. August and Donkey try to escape the walls of Nling. They don't find quite what they expect and have to decide how best to survive in their new environment. August in particular has to figure out if his quest for alcohol is worth his immortal soul. Written by Huggo

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Lily May: The wall between life and death is thinner than the walls of Nling.
August: Lily May.
Lily May: All that you've done here is nothing now. A thin sheet disappears when seen from the side, and all that seems to matter doesn't.
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Whoa--this AIN'T for people who can't enjoy really, really weird films!
7 July 2008 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Wow, was this a weird, weird little animated short!! I can truly say it is different from just about everything I've seen before and probably will see in the future!! For this reason, it's well worth a look.

Here is the bizarre and twisted plot: The film is set on a mythical world and in this world is a hell-hole called "Nling" where all the garbage is dumped. People live in Nling as a permanent underclass and they spend their time sifting through the garbage and drinking all the booze that is tossed into their kingdom. The booze is easy to come by and apparently is used to keep the masses quiet. One day, however, the booze and garbage stops coming and the story is about a man and his talking donkey professor friend as they try to find a way out of this mess in order to get more liquor.

Cannibalism, violence and lots of other nastiness occur throughout the film and most of it seems rather pointless as the film tries very hard to be a confusing absurdist sci-fi film. Despite how awful the plot sounds, it's oddly compelling and worth a look. Just understand that it won't be to everyone's liking, so if you don't like the unconventional, then you'd probably best skip this one.


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