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Release Date:
23 November 2011 (France) See more »
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Break on through to the other side.
Plot:
A château, flowering gardens, a threatening forest, here is what, for mysterious reasons, a Painter has left incomplete... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 
Jean Barney ... (voice)
Chloé Berthier ... (voice)

JB Blanc ... The Painter / Venice Painter (voice: English version)

Steve Blum ... Self-Portrait (voice: English version)
Julien Bouanich ... (voice)

Colin DePaula ... Gum (voice: English version)
Serge Faliu ... (voice)
Jason Griffith ... Additional Voice (voice: English version)
Thierry Jahn ... (voice)

Christopher Kromer ... Gray Morgen (voice: English version)
Jean-François Laguionie ... (voice)
Adrien Larmande ... (voice)
Gary Littman ... (voice: English version)
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn ... Florence (voice: English version)
Kamali Minter ... Lola (voice: English version)
Dave B. Mitchell ... Pierrot / Grim Reaper (voice: English version)
Jessica Monceau ... (voice)

Colleen O'Shaughnessey ... Harlequin (voice: English version)
Vinnie Penna ... Quill (voice: English version)
Jeremy Prevost ... (voice)

Eden Riegel ... Claire (voice: English version)

Sam Riegel ... Silhouette (voice: English version)
Jacques Roehrich ... (voice)
Céline Ronté ... (voice)
Magali Rosenzweig ... (voice)
Thomas Sagols ... (voice)

Erica Schroeder ... Additional Voice (voice: English version)

Stephanie Sheh ... Additional Voice (voice: English version)
Michael Sinterniklaas ... Ramo (voice: English version)
Rebecca Soler ... (voice: English version)

Spike Spencer ... Magenta (voice: English version)
Veronica Taylor ... (voice: English version)
Marc Thompson ... The Great Chandelier (voice: English version)
Michel Vigne ... (voice)

Directed by
Jean-François Laguionie 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jean-François Laguionie 
Anik Leray 
Stephanie Sheh  english adaptation

Produced by
Eric Beckman .... producer (english version)
Jeremy Burdek .... executive producer
Jason Chan .... producer (english version)
Armelle Glorennec .... executive producer
Armelle Glorennec .... producer
Eric Jacquot .... executive producer
Eric Jacquot .... producer
David Jesteadt .... producer (english version)
Nadia Khamlichi .... executive producer
Christophe Louis .... associate producer
Christophe Louis .... executive producer
Adrian Politowski .... co-producer
Stephanie Sheh .... producer (english version)
Michael Sinterniklaas .... producer (english version)
Anna Takayama .... producer (english version)
Gilles Waterkeyn .... co-producer
Arlette Zylberberg .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Pascal Le Pennec 
 
Makeup Department
Anne Moralis .... beards and mustaches
 
Production Management
Nathalie Becker .... post-production supervisor
Camille Gérard .... production manager
Carine Néant .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rémi Chayé .... assistant director
Frédéric Roullier-Gall .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Julien Bisaro .... art graphic designer
Rémi Chayé .... art graphic designer
Jean-François Laguionie .... art graphic designer
Jean Palenstkin .... art graphic designer
 
Sound Department
Sébastien Ariaux .... sound re-recording mixer
Nils Fauth .... sound re-recording mixer
Alexandre Fleurant .... sound designer
Alexandre Fleurant .... supervising sound editor
Sebastien Marquilly .... sound designer
Sebastien Marquilly .... sound editor
Julien Mizac .... sound designer
Julien Mizac .... sound editor
Seydoux Raphael .... dialogue recordist
Piste Rouge .... sound: studio
Bruno Seznec .... sound studio manager
Bruno Seznec .... sound supervisor
Christine Seznec .... voice recording supervisor
Michael Sinterniklaas .... adr mixing: english version
Michael Sinterniklaas .... adr recording: english version
 
Visual Effects by
Fabien Dumas .... cg artist
Antoine Jannic .... digital modeler (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Guido Canali .... animator
Lionel Chauvin .... animation director
Lionel Chauvin .... layout artist 3d
Rémi Chayé .... layout artist 2d
Agnès Chevreau .... animator
Koen De Koninck .... animator
Oskar De Ryckers .... animator
Joan Delmont .... animator
Thomas Enjalbert .... animator
Jérôme Ernoult .... animator
Nicolas Fong .... animator
Dominque Gantois .... animator
Benoit Garnier .... animator
Mathieu Grasset .... animator
Joachim Henrard .... animator
Hilere .... animation supervisor
Denis Huneau .... animator
Marie Moet .... animator
Telmann Morina .... layout artist 2d
Emiel Penders .... animator
Nicolas Pochet .... animator
Thierry Rouquet .... layout artist 3d
Nicolas Sainte-Rose .... animator
Mathieu Vasseur .... clothing animator
Patrick Huo Yung .... animator
 
Casting Department
Stephanie Sheh .... casting (english version)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gaëtane Paulus .... costumer
 
Music Department
Pascal Le Pennec .... composer: theme music
 
Other crew
Pierre Philippe Hendrickx .... legal advisor: Belgium
Chance Huskey .... production assistant: english version
Martin Metz .... production executive
Iwona Sellers .... production executive
Bastien Sirodot .... production executive
Kevin Koeniger .... production & financing coordinator (uncredited)
 

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Also Known As:
"Le tableau" - France (original title)
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France:76 min
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Netherlands:6 | Singapore:NC-16 | Sweden:7 | Switzerland:0 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:0 (canton of Vaud)
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Keep watching...., 16 June 2014
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

The Painting is not a film for everyone. Despite being an animated film, this French film is definitely not designed for kids. And, it's also not for everyone else—just folks who can admire its artistry and style. As I sat and watched this one with my daughter, she clearly became bored with the film—though she admitted that the film was visually stunning. As for me, I could agree that the film has slow moments, but it's one you need to keep watching, as it becomes more and more spectacular as you watch.

The film begins within a painting where all the characters in the painting are alive and there is its own little world. It's also a highly prejudiced world and there is a clear caste system. At the top are the Alldunns—characters who are completely painting by the artist. They feel superior and look down on the others. Next come the Halfies— those who are painted but who have not had all their colors applied. And, at the bottom, come the Sketchies—primitive sketches and nothing more. Within this world is a problem, as an Alldunn has fallen in love with a Halfie—and his fellow Alldunns are NOT pleased! So what are the young lovers to do? Yep…they're going in search of the artist himself to get him to finish the painting and make everyone equal! Along the way, the girl gets lost but her boyfriend continues the trip—along with a very brave Halfie girl and a poor Sketchie. While this all sounds very weird, it does get weirder. Eventually, the trio manage to get to the edge of the painting and then…they pass through it to the outside world. They find themselves in the artist's studio. He isn't there…but many of his paintings are. Amazingly, they find that they can enter these paintings as well—and soon they make friends with a young soldier named Magenta. What's next? See the film—it is rather amazing.

The first 15 or so minutes of the film is stuck on the original painting. It is a rather garish land—much like a Gaugin painting. Most of the characters weren't very interesting, the colors are garish and I wish that less time had been spent here. However, I urge you to sit tight and keep watching! The other paintings often have a different look (such as Modigliani and Cocteau)—as if they were done by an artist trying various styles. Some of these are quite arresting—as it is seeing the characters from the paintings walking in both a CG world (the studio) as well as into the real world itself at the very end! Additionally, because the film is made by using computer graphics, they are able to achieve a wonderful 3D look that is completely unique. Sure, some of Aleksandr Petrov's shorts are prettier when it comes to the paintings (especially since Petrov does it without computers), but he couldn't achieve exactly the same sort of look and style—nor could he bring the real world into the computer graphics world.

So did I adore the film? No. I agree with my oldest daughter that the film does have some slow moments and forgettable characters. It also might improve if it was a bit shorter and tighter. But, I still recommend you see it because it is so unique and clever. It's a film for anyone wanting something different or who has a love of both animation and art films.

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