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Madame Tutli-Putli (2007)

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Solitary, exhausted, and profoundly melancholic--the anachronistic, Madame Tutli-Putli--waits patiently to board a train, surrounded by a lifetime's worth of personal belongings. Is she running away from a bleak past?

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Chris Lavis (story), Maciek Szczerbowski (story)

Star:

Laurie Maher
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 12 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Laurie Maher Laurie Maher ... Madame Tutli-Putli (uncredited)
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Madame Tutli-Putli boards the Night Train, weighed down with all her earthly possessions and the ghosts of her past. She travels alone, facing both the kindness and menace of strangers. As day descends into dark, she finds herself caught up in a desperate metaphysical adventure. Adrift between real and imagined worlds, Madame Tutli-Putli confronts her demons and is drawn into an undertow of mystery and suspense. The National Film Board of Canada presents a stunning, stop-motion animated film that takes the viewer on an exhilarating existential journey. The film introduces groundbreaking visual techniques and is supported by a haunting and original score. Painstaking care and craftsmanship in form and detail bring to life a fully imagined, tactile world unlike any you have seen. Jungian thriller? Hitchcockian suspense? Artistic tour de force? The Night Train awaits you. Written by courtesy of National Film Board of Canada

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Featured in The 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008) See more »

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Scelsi and the Thieves
Performed by Thierry Amar, Geneviève Heistek, Jessica Moss, Alexandre St. Onge
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visually haunting
18 July 2016 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Madame Tutli-Putli and her many luggage board a train. She is alone among many strangers. She's sitting opposite a crude former tennis star. The train stops to wait for another passing train. Three mysterious thieves sneak on board and release sleeping gas. She wakes up into a nightmarish situation. Her luggage and the other passengers are all gone. She sees an image of someone cutting out the liver of another passenger.

This National Film Board of Canada animated short received an Oscar nomination. This is all about the visual look. The stop-motion animation looks creepy. The human eyes really make it stand out. This would be a great horror but it needs a well written story. This short is more experimental. There is a possibility of a great style for a longer film with a more compelling story.


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Release Date:

15 February 2008 (USA) See more »

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Rouva Tutli-Putli See more »

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