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Les escargots (1966)

In a distant planetoid, an industrious but hapless old farmer strives to make his vegetables flourish, however, to no avail.

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René Laloux
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A gardener tries his best to make his salad plants grow. It is only when he cries that his tears finally water the field and the salads grow huge. The incredible size attracts a multitude of snails that quickly become giant too, causing disasters and panic in the nearby city. Written by Laurent Ziliani <ziliani@hotmail.com>

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1966 (Romania) See more »

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Los caracoles See more »

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Laloux force you to think
11 October 2016 | by Zigurat_81See all my reviews

Every film of René Laloux force you to think and to make and effort to imagine more than Laloux visually offers. Nowadays seems it isn't an easy and pleasant activity. Unfortunately, we don't have time to the extremely slow and methodical pace of his way of filming.

His old-fashioned animation delightfully remembers the cartoons of my childhood. But in this case the plot is weaker than other Laloux shorts and films.

I strongly recommend the masterpiece "Comment Wang-Fo fut sauvé". Based on a novel embodied in the 1936 book "Nouvelles orientales" written by Marguerite Yourcenar.


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