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Hansel et Gretel (2004)

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Simon Deraspe ... Hansel
... Gretel
Frédéric Archambault
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Horror | Short

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28 October 2004 (Canada)  »

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CAD 1,300 (estimated)
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Subconscious Natural Deconstruction
9 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

The general feeling this short will induce on you is one that you won't be able to manage at first. Hansel et Gretel creeps on you like a virus, infecting your psycho-motor scheme and destroying all logical components. It looks like a filmed theater piece, but you realize that it's in fact masterly crafted: like in theater, your senses will tell you that you're there, with the actors. It is a play inside cinema inside the play of your subconscious being. I spoke with the creators of this work, and with the budget, time limitation, and censorship they had to deal with, they couldn't have done better. The movie was entirely shot in studio, with the crew living in a near-paranoia state of agoraphobic rage. The tension reach it's peak until the final ejaculation, and the blast is liquid red. The music, artistic direction (retro-cyberpunk mixed with classical elements of fairy tale aestheticism), photography and actors direction are superb, way above any independent zero-budget production.

All in all, this is a magnificent and deep first creation from this crew of young artists. If you can get a copy or see it, I strongly recommend with all my guts and blood that you kill for this opportunity.

Two thumbs up!


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