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Boule de suif (2012)

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The story is based on Guy de Maupassant's novella of the same name. The soundtrack is largely the same text. The film is a mixture of live action and animation filmed in various techniques.... See full summary »

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Status: Completed | See complete list of  »
Updated: 25 August 2012
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Irene Prieler ...
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Ute Gassner ...
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Norbert Metz ...
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Christian Srienz ...
Cornudet
Michelle Laker ...
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Heike Metz ...
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Frank Gassner
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Michaela Haider ...
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Konstantin Metz ...
Officer
Arnold Onderka ...
Boule De Suif
Lukas Jäger ...
Horseman
Andreas Stasta ...
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Sabine Kirschenhofer ...
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Alfred Gassner ...
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The story is based on Guy de Maupassant's novella of the same name. The soundtrack is largely the same text. The film is a mixture of live action and animation filmed in various techniques. In many scenes images coalesce into tableaus. Each subject is given apparent levels of meaning, which in turn stand beside and on top of one another on equal footing. The meaninglessness of that which seems so certain such as gender or age is exposed with great relish. The individual threads run parallel, only touching occasionally but nevertheless influencing the overall image. Boule de suif is ultimately sold down the river. The visual language in its complexity is reminiscent of commercial television, particularly of infomercials with their continuous fade-ins and over-blendings. The shifts in meaning inevitably evoke contradictions that at times seem bizarre. Everything combines to form a fantastic panorama of shapes and colors that goes far beyond any narrative and in large parts venerates the... Written by Anonymous

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