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If you repeat the word 'fly' for long enough it sounds like you are saying 'life'. This is of no help to Peter. His answers lie in the brain of the beetle.


Michael Please


Michael Please
Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 6 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »



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Credited cast:
David Cann David Cann ... Peter
Tony Guilfoyle Tony Guilfoyle ... Philip


Voiced by the cult British actor David Cann, The Eagleman Stag is a dark, cerebral comedy about a man's obsession with his quickening perception of time and the extreme lengths he goes to in order to counter the effect. Each unfolding scene is a key moment in the life of Peter, another piece in the puzzle. Realised in monochrome stopmotion, the haunting and surreal settings create a sense of contemporary film noir. Written by Michael Please

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30 November 2010 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Олень Иглман See more »

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RCA (II) See more »
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Impossible to adequately describe but wholly original and fascinating.
30 May 2013 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"The Eagleman Stag" is an extremely strange film and the plot is just about impossible to adequately describe. It's just one of those odd existential shorts you have to see and not even try to understand--just watch and admire the artistry.

I am not 100% sure how Michael Please made this film. It appears as if he's taken Styrofoam and cut it into various objects, people, animals and buildings and then animated them using stop-motion. But, this would have taken forever and would have been very, very difficult, so I wonder if perhaps he used some sort of CG that imitates this look. All I know is that it is a gorgeous and amazingly original and captivating. What's even more unique is that the film is entirely in black and white--with white shapes and gray/black shadows to give it depth. The bottom line--you just need to see this one. It's brilliantly made and so very, very strange. Well worth your time and I can't wait to see what he has for us next.

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