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Even Pigeons Go to Heaven (2007)

Même les pigeons vont au paradis (original title)
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On a moonlit fall night, a priest races to the home of Mr. Moulin running a motorcycle off the road and arriving just in time to catch the old man as he falls from a chair on which he ... See full summary »

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Samuel Tourneux

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Karine Binaux (scenario), Olivier Gilbert (scenario) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Frédéric Saurel Frédéric Saurel ... Le curé (voice)
Bernard Jung Bernard Jung ... Mr. Moulin / la Mort (voice)
Clémence Cournac Clémence Cournac ... Vox radio (voice)
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On a moonlit fall night, a priest races to the home of Mr. Moulin running a motorcycle off the road and arriving just in time to catch the old man as he falls from a chair on which he stacked books in order to reach a bottle of cognac. Mr. Moulin is a miser with a sock full of money that the priest would like to appropriate by selling the old man a space capsule that will take him to paradise. After a test drive and some negotiation, the deal may be struck, but then, there's a knock at the door. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Nice Short from France
10 July 2010 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Even Pigeons Go to Heaven (2007)

*** (out of 4)

Animated French short has a priest running a motorcycle off the road so that he can reach the home of a sinning old man. The priest does all he can to get the old man to change his ways and get to Heaven but something bad happens once the motorcycle does arrive. I'm certainly not going to give away what happens but this is a pleasant little short that has some nice laughs from start to finish. The CG animation looks very good and I really enjoyed all the facial movements the characters had. The detail in these movements really caught my attention. We're not talking Pixar level stuff here but it's still very good. The story is also quite special as we've seen this type of "save your soul" stuff before yet director Samuel Tourneux adds some nice touches and really makes this thing his own.


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French

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15 February 2008 (USA) See more »

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