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Neighbours (1952)

A surreal story of two neighbours' destructive feud over a flower.

Director:

Norman McLaren

Writer:

Norman McLaren
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Grant Munro Grant Munro ... Neighbour on the Right
Jean Paul Ladouceur Jean Paul Ladouceur ... Neighbour on the Left
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Storyline

This film, shot in pixilation (a kind of stop-motion animation with actors), is about two neighbours who come to barbaric blows over a flower that straddles the property line. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Love your neighbor, meaning, to treat others as you would have them treat you.


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Neighbours

Country:

Canada

Language:

None

Release Date:

1 January 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Voisins See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

When shown for the Academy Awards, the section when the characters murder each other's wives and children was edited out, and so it remained for 15 years for distribution in the USA - until the director, pressed by viewer complaints, had the film restored to the original. See more »

Alternate Versions

For many years, the only copies available were cut by about fifteen seconds - the sequence (about 6:45 to 7:00) with the two neighbours attacking each others' wives and babies was cut out. It was restored in the 1970s from an old print that was not in the best of condition. See more »

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Very well done and more than a touch ironic
16 September 2000 | by llltdesqSee all my reviews

This short, which combines live-action with stop-motion animation, was nominated for two Oscars and won for Best Documentary Short. The events depicted become more ironic as they unfold and to describe any of the details to any great degree would be unfair to the short and to future viewers. Totally recommended.


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