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An unknowing man rescues a rather aggressive and demanding harpy.

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Raoul Servais

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Raoul Servais (scenario)
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Cast overview:
Will Spoor Will Spoor ... Man
Fran Waller Zeper Fran Waller Zeper ... Harpy
Sjoert Schwibethus Sjoert Schwibethus ... Assailant
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A city dweller, out for an evening stroll, hears a woman's cries for help and rescues her from an assailant who is trying to drown her in a public fountain. However, when our mild-mannered hero pulls her from the water, she proves to be not a woman but a harpy - with a woman's face and breasts and the body of bird of prey. He takes her home and treats her like a human, but she is true to her nature, mercilessly and ravenously taking command of the household, dispatching his pet, and trying to make sure he can't leave. When he does manage, by a clever ruse, to get out of the flat and enjoy a snack, things don't go as he'd hoped. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Belgium

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May 1979 (France) See more »

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Absolon Films See more »
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Artsy.
28 June 2017 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This animated film from Canada is very well made but it's also a film that probably most viewers would probably not seek out for themselves. As an art film, you have to respect the time and energy it went into it but commercially it just isn't very satisfying.

The film consists of images scratched onto a black background. The film consists of a variety of odd shapes and designs with no anthropomorphic images at all. The images appear and disappear and seem to move to the music. In fact, this is the part that impressed me so much--the animation and music did film perfectly together. However, after initially being impressed, I soon grew tired of this. Even though the film was short, it wasn't short enough for me and a little of this seems to go a very long way.

Overall, interesting and you have to respect the effort but also not the average person would watch.


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