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The Painting (2011)

Le tableau (original title)
Three characters of different social classes escape their unfinished painting in search of the Painter, hoping he will complete it.

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Credited cast:
Jean Barney ...
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Chloé Berthier ...
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The Painter / Venice Painter (voice)
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Self-Portrait (voice)
Julien Bouanich ...
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Gum (voice)
Serge Faliu ...
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Thierry Jahn ...
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Gray Morgen (voice)
Jean-François Laguionie ...
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Adrien Larmande ...
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Gary Littman ...
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Mary Elizabeth McGlynn ...
Florence (voice)
Kamali Minter ...
Lola (voice)
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A château, flowering gardens, a threatening forest, here is what, for mysterious reasons, a Painter has left incomplete. Three kinds of characters live in this painting: the Toupins, who are entirely painted, the Pafinis, who lack a few colors, and the Reufs, who are only sketches. Considering themselves superior, the Toupins take over power, chase the Pafinis from the château, and enslave the Reufs. Convinced that only the Painter can restore harmony by finishing the painting, Ramo, Lola, and Plume decided to go looking for him. Throughout the adventure, questions will follow one after the other: What has become of the Painter? Why did he abandon them? Why did he begin destroying some of his paintings? Will they one day know the Painter's secret? Written by lletaif

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10 May 2013 (USA)  »

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$3,626 (USA) (10 May 2013)

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$11,229 (USA) (24 May 2013)
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admirable work
26 May 2016 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

good animation. or religious film. original characters. and seductive lesson about art. it has different sides. but it remains a beautiful show. not only for the wonderful art, for the wise mixture of love, tension, mystery and crumbs of history, for references to literature and history, for the final meeting or for the status of parable. but for its admirable manner to translate emotions and realities and desires. for the game of events and for the need of certitude of characters. for idealism. and for the grace of details. a film who remains different. for the science to explore old things in the inspired light. nothing more. only a story, a trip and a revelation. few characters. and the questions. short, one of stories who remains seductive for the art to reuse old problems in the right style.


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