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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?

Writers:

Chris Lavis (story), Maciek Szczerbowski (story)

Star:

Laurie Maher
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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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Canada

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Release Date:

15 February 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rouva Tutli-Putli See more »

Filming Locations:

Canada

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1.85 : 1
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The chess board is incorrectly oriented - a black square should be bottom left, not bottom right. 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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Madame Tutli-Putli is imagination run amok for an acquired taste
23 January 2008 | by tavmSee all my reviews

Madame Tutli-Putli is one of five Oscar nominees for Best Animated Short of 2007. I saw this Canadian effort on a link from Cartoon Brew. It basically tells, in silent form with luminous musical scoring throughout, a story of a young woman with plenty of baggage, both literally and figuratively, on a train as it travels during the day and night with other people and insects who may or may not be figments of her imagination. I admired many of the images and the way various cuts and movements were made yet there was a confusing air that wasn't entirely satisfied by the end. It's obviously supposed to be dreamlike in a kind of abstract quality but that wasn't enough for me to think this was one of the best animated efforts of the previous year. Still, it was certainly unique so on that note, I'd recommend Madame Tulti-Putli to anyone with a real sense of imagination.


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