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The Fly (1980)

A légy (original title)
A fine day in the life of a fly presented completely from the fly's point of view. A fine day until something dreary happens, that is.

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Ferenc Rofusz (as Ferenc Rófusz)

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Ferenc Rofusz (as Ferenc Rófusz)
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On a clear, yet fateful autumnal morning, a little and restless fly still numb from dawn's chill, flies around in the woods in search of heat and, hopefully, a treat. Fortunately, the insect soon spots an intriguing gleam from a window in a house nearby, and daringly, decides to enter; after all, a human's nest always provides with food and shelter. Without delay, the fly storms inside the house anxious to discover its riches, nevertheless, is she welcome? Written by Nick Riganas

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flying around
7 December 2015 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

The winner of Best Animated Short Film at the 53rd Academy Awards depicts a fly flitting about, all told from the insect's point of view. I understand that Ferenc Rofusz wasn't allowed to leave Hungary to attend the Academy Awards, but someone accepted the Oscar for him. Anyway, "A Légy" ("The Fly" in English) is a clever cartoon. Rofusz probably didn't have a lot of resources, but he had the talent, and that's what you really need to turn out a good piece of work. The Eastern Bloc turned out a lot of good cartoons. I also recommend the old Yugoslavian cartoons.

I get the feeling that members of the order Diptera must sometimes feel as if humans are out to get them.


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1980 (Hungary) See more »

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