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Anna & Bella (1984)

Two sisters look back on their life together.

Director:

Børge Ring (as Borge Ring)
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Tonny Huurdeman Tonny Huurdeman ... Adult voice (voice)
Annemieke Ring Annemieke Ring ... Child voice (voice)
Peter Ring Peter Ring ... Child voice (voice)
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Two sisters look back on their life together.

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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

1984 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Анна i Белла See more »

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N.I.S. See more »
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Color
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Trivia

An Oscar won for this film allegedly melted when director Børge Ring's house burned down in 2012. See more »

Connections

Featured in The International Tournee of Animation: Volume 1 (1988) See more »

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What a wonderful short!
9 February 2008 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This film won the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film in 1986 and it's pretty easy to see why. The film, while very good has an ending that is so sweet and so disarming that it makes this a wonderful short.

The film begins with two sisters playing and spending time together. Through all of this, the scenes continue to move forward a few years at a time, though periodically, the film jumps way ahead and you see the sisters now as older adults looking through a scrapbook. Apparently, the scenes you have seen and will continue to see all are reminiscences they are sharing together as they look back at their lives.

Ultimately, the film ends in a rather unexpected manner--leaving me impressed with the way they were able to bring it all together. The film is sweet, interesting and has a simple but very memorable animation style that is sure to please. Give this one a look.


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