And if nature gave you a little boost?

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Jonathan Degrelle
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Corinne Masiero Corinne Masiero ... Frdine
Stéphane Ropa Stéphane Ropa ... Orphyr
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And if nature gave you a little boost?

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Short | Family | Fantasy

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France

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French

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28 September 2013 (Sweden) See more »

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It all begins with a magical pooping donkey....
29 January 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

I was astounded by the short film Orphyr because this was the first film that Jonathan Degrelle ever wrote or directed. And yet, its production values are rather amazing and it looks extremely well crafted--with lovely music, great cinematography and some lovely graphics. I am not sure how much it cost to make the film, but it sure looks like it had a large budget--which is very strange for a newbie to the world of cinema.

As for the plot, it's very strange and it helped that I was already familiar with the Jacques Demy film Donkey Skin. This is because in both this film and Orphyr, they have a very similar and very bizarre plot element--a donkey that can poop gold! And, before you start thinking that these filmmakers were on drugs, this idea actually was written down by Charles Perrault--a man who wrote down many of the famous French folk tales back in the late 17th century. So, the same guy who first recorded the story of Cinderella also brought us the gold pooping ass!

Here's how the strange but charming film goes. There was a drunk named Orphyr. Despite not amounting to much in life, he was a thoroughly decent man. So, when he was thrown out of his apartment by the land lady, Orphyr gave what little money he had to a hungry little girl! This act of kindness was repaid immediately, as the girl was actually the magical Green Lady. She was so touched by his generosity that she gave Orphyr this magical donkey! But, being a very decent and trusting man, the magical beast was soon stolen by the wicked landlady and her husband. So what's next? Well, I'll at least let you know that it involves more gifts from the Green Lady-- though none of the other gifts involved poop! To find out more about this strange magical tale, see the film yourself.


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