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The Lady and the Reaper (2009)

The Lady and the Reaper (La dama y la muerte) (original title)
All alone in her room, a solitary elderly widow lying on her deathbed yearns to reunite with her beloved late husband, nevertheless, the road to the afterlife can be long, while on the other hand, today's modern medicine works miracles.
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins. See more awards »




Cast overview:
Miguel Angel Perez Miguel Angel Perez ... Death / Doctor / Dog (voice)
Eva Molina Eva Molina ... Lady / Nurses / Dog (voice)


A sweet old lady is living alone in her farm, waiting for the arrival of death to meet her beloved husband again. One night, while sleeping, her life fades out and she is invited to cross death's door. Bue when she is about to do so, the old lady wakes up inside a hospital's ward: and arrogant doctor has taken her back to life and he will fight hard against death to recover the old lady's life at any cost. Written by Anonymous

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So fun and entertaining
4 February 2010 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This Oscar nominated animated short is about the fight between a reaper and a doctor for the life of an old lady.

In just a space of 7 minutes of actual story, it manages to pack a touching scene and numerous totally hilarious chases. The plot is effectively presented without the use of any dialogs. The initial scene is powerful, and I feel sorry for the old lady at once even it is just a minute into the short. The rest of the animation is so imaginative, every second of it is so much fun. The fast pace and crispy delivery of the plot ensures there is something going on every second of the animation. It's hard to make a short film so entertaining, but "The Lady and the Reaper" is wildly successful in doing so. "The Lady and the Reaper" is unexpectedly fun and entertaining. I would wholeheartedly recommend it to others.

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19 February 2010 (USA) See more »

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EUR700,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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