A seemingly innocent tea party is transformed into mega technological mayhem when two imperious aristocrats compete for the affections of a lady.

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In a lovely garden on a peaceful afternoon, two frogs vie for same butterfly, a harbinger of what's to come. At a grand manor, a woman in elegant dress with ample décolletage is courted by a two gentlemen, the Marquis de Malstrumpet and Sir Dingleberry. They spar verbally, argue over the food and drink, knock her about without noticing, and then escalate to a full-fledged dual between two gigantic robots that each pilots from inside the helmet. Destruction reigns supreme across manor and garden. Will there be a last man standing? And what about the lady? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Animation is fine, but that's it
10 February 2016 | by (Berlin, Germany) – See all my reviews

"A Gentlemen's Duel" is an 8-minute animated short film from 10 years ago written and directed by Sean McNally and Francisco Ruiz-Velasco. The title already tells us that it is a British guy and a French guy fighting in this little film for a woman's affection. However, their battle is nothing gentleman-like, so I guess this description really only applies to tea time and courting the woman in here. The animation is fine, but the story really loses its appeal pretty quickly and the ending is also somewhat expected in terms of who gets the girl finally. So yeah, I cannot agree with the awards bodies that honored this short film as I did not find it a memorable watch at all. And I generally love animation, which makes it even more disappointing. Not recommended.


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