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Le château de sable (1977)

On a sandy desert, a man made of sand constructs other sand creatures to help make a beautiful sand castle for themselves.

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On a sandy desert, a man made of sand constructs other sand creatures to help make a beautiful sand castle for themselves.

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The National Film Board of Canada strikes again!
13 February 2008 | by See all my reviews

Over the last several decades, the National Film Board of Canada has sponsored many short films--many of which have received Oscars or nominations for Best Animated Short. This film is yet another of these excellent films.

While the story itself is pretty simple, the way it was handled it indeed exceptional. It's all about an odd looking creature and his odd friends who all appear to be made from sand and come up from beneath the sandy surface of their world. For 1977, the stop motion animation in this film is of exceptional quality. It's cute, fun to watch and a good choice for the Academy Award.


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