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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.

Director:

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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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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Release Date:

July 2013 (South Korea) See more »

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Sensitivity animated on paper
28 December 2014 | by death-crowSee all my reviews

Sensitively animated on paper, 'Sleeping with the Fishes' brings you into a world where fishmongers fall in love, fishes become cupidons and lovers cuddle in the middle of the sea.

Yousif Al-Khalifa's animation brings you far away from 3D, with a traditional animation made on paper, where poetic characters tremble gracefully through the narration and blotches of color elegantly move on the page. One discovers again the beauty of anti-stereotypes imagery; not only a courageous choice but also a decision fitting perfectly to this story… where fishmongers fall in love. Youssif Al-Khalifa's skillful pen scratches give to this animation all its emotion.

A very justified 2014 BAFTA win - Romain Hemeray


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