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Plastic Bag (2009)

A plastic bag, thrown out in the trash, attempts to find his way back to his owner and along the way discovers the world.

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A plastic bag, thrown out in the trash, attempts to find his way back to his owner and along the way discovers the world.

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Полиэтиленовый пакет  »

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This short is featured on the Canadian Blu-ray and DVD release for My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009), released in 2010. See more »

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Plastic Bag: [final lines] Did my maker exist or have I created her in my mind? Why was my moment of joy so brief? And yet, like a fool, I still have hope I will meet her again. If I do I will tell her just one thing: "I wish you had created me so that I could die."
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A wonderful, unique short
30 August 2011 | by See all my reviews

Wonderful 18 minute short following the 'life' of a plastic bag as it muses on the meaning of it's existence.

The bag's narration is terrifically voiced by Werner Herzog!

Funny, sad, and ultimately carries a potent environmental message, but in a completely original way.

It struck me as this generation's entirely worthy answer to the classic "The Red Ballon"

Available on YouTube and various web sites (a quick google will turn it up), it's also a special feature on the DVD of Herzog's 'My Son My Son What Have You Done?'


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