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The Backwater Gospel (2011)

Backwater is doomed by the regular visits of the undertaker and its dwellers blame a tramp.

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Bo Mathorne
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Cast

Cast overview:
Zebulon Whatley Zebulon Whatley ... The Tramp (voice)
Lucien Dodge ... The Minister (voice)
Phillip Sacramento Phillip Sacramento ... Bubba (voice)
Laura Post ... Townswoman (voice)
Robert Bennett Robert Bennett ... Voice Work (voice)
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Storyline

Backwater is doomed by the regular visits of the undertaker. The town priest and the faithful think that a merry non-religious tramp brings the death that follows living in an improvised shed in the middle of the town. It looks like when he sings the undertaker visits. But is he the one to blame for their misfortune? Written by GitanillaOZ

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Country:

Denmark

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cântec din locul uitat de lume See more »

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Color
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Trivia

The tramp is a representation of Jesus and the preacher is a representation of the anti-Christ. The undertaker represents death. The fact that the towns folk fear death shows that the preacher is ironic because they should not fear death. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
The Tramp: [singing] The shadow of the undertaker creeps across your floor. Go lock up all your children and paint blood upon your door.
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12 September 2014 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

a dark animation, well made, about fear, sin and escape. a kind of sketch about guilt and need to escape from it. ironic, cruel, it use impressive images and ignore to give profound nuances to story. but, sure, it is only a short animation film. and that excuse it. the gloomy atmosphere, the cruelty who has not the religion as source but need to escape from your fear is in admirable manner presented. it is a good film and that fact defines it. slices of Expressionism, the West small town and the force of manipulation, the expectation and the war between priest and singer, the truth as massacre in final are good points of a special work who is , in few senses, a great parable.


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