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L'homme sans ombre (2004)

A solitary man without a shadow rises from his desk, dons his hat, and leaves his apartment. He walks through a city to a large door, knocks, shows his invitation, and is admitted to a ... See full summary »

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Adelbert von Chamisso (novel)
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A solitary man without a shadow rises from his desk, dons his hat, and leaves his apartment. He walks through a city to a large door, knocks, shows his invitation, and is admitted to a colorful scene. He walks through drawing rooms and gardens. He speaks with a man in a top hat who offers him a life of romance, but in that life there is betrayal. Is there a place in the world for our man without a shadow? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Canada | Switzerland

Language:

French

Release Date:

12 March 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Czlowiek bez cienia See more »

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Bold and rich animation
24 August 2005 | by farweltered88See all my reviews

A groovy tango-soundtrack propels a striking feature following a man who sells his shadow to the devil.

The art feels familiar yet unique, as we follow silhouetted figures around a vaguely malevolent-feeling townscape - impossible to locate in terms of time or place.

This geopgraphical abstraction and sense of individual loss (of the guy wondering around with no shadow) achieves an otherworldliness and isolation that made me think of "The Trial", though that's just my interpretation, and possibly it's the wrong one cause overall there's none of Kafka's absurdity/bleakness; instead a sense of magic and exoticism.


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