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L'inventaire fantôme (2004)

In the empty apartment of an old wheel-chaired collector, a bailiff discovers a secret floor full of mementos. He then proceeds to flag which objects shall be seized.

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Franck Dion

Writer:

Franck Dion
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3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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In the empty apartment of an old wheel-chaired collector, a bailiff discovers a secret floor full of mementos. He then proceeds to flag which objects shall be seized.

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

23 September 2004 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

O Inventário Fantasma See more »

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Les Armateurs, BE-FILMS See more »
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Well worth seeing even if your French is less than stellar
9 September 2009 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

I must warn the reader that my French isn't great, nor is my Spanish or German--though it's good enough in some cases to let me watch uncaptioned/undubbed shorts. So, in other words, while my knowledge of the language is far from great, this is a short that is watchable even if your command of French, like mine, is pretty poor. Considering that there isn't all that much of the language in the film and it's fairly obvious what is occurring, I strongly recommend that everyone try this film--especially since the graphics are absolutely amazing--although exactly how they did this film is beyond me. It looks like they used very, very realistic stop-motion puppets as well as CGI, but I can't really tell. However, it looked so nice that I am shocked the film hasn't received more attention abroad. Yes, it has a few nominations and an award, but no Oscar nomination--though it was, in my opinion, better than most of the other nominees for 2005.

The film is about a very stern looking man who has come to a very unusual flat to repossess the belongings of an old man in a wheelchair. However, again and again, the home seems to play tricks on the guy--driving him half-mad in the process. While the story is simple, the graphics (as I said above) are amazing. It's an exceptionally well made and beautiful story.


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