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Sleeping with the Fishes (2013)

Sonja lives a lonely life as a fishmonger, more at ease with her fish than her customers, until one day a delivery man turns up who looks like a rainbow trout.

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Yousif Al-Khalifa

Writer:

Sarah Farinha (as Sarah Woolner)
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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Sarah Farinha Sarah Farinha ... Sonja (voice) (as Sarah Woolner)
Nikola Medic Nikola Medic ... Bruce (voice)
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Sonja lives a lonely life as a fishmonger, more at ease with her fish than her customers, until one day a delivery man turns up who looks like a rainbow trout.

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Observes and presents the emotional content well
26 December 2017 | by bob the mooSee all my reviews

An odd animation this one, the type which is too easily dismissed as art student fare. The plot sees a fishmonger shunning human contact and only ever content at home in her bath with her fish. In art student film style, the animation style is by hand, it features nudity, and is distinctly weird in its content. However, with all this it is surprisingly engaging - and mostly this is because of how well it presents its emotions within its lead character.

She is shut down but the film gives us enough to feel for her, rather than just see her as being difficult. She also shows a lot on the edges of her actions which link to those within her private moments in the bath. While a lot of the specifics of the film tend towards the absurd, it is this observational core that makes it work. The animation is deliberately lacking in polish, and has great character. The sound work is also effective as it draws out the fleshy noises of the workplace, and lacks dialogue to have to overdo anything.

At first glance, it does look like a deliberately difficult art student piece, but there is much here to enjoy, and much it does well.


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UK

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English

Release Date:

July 2013 (South Korea) See more »

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