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A Single Life (2014)

When Pia plays a mysterious vinyl record single, she suddenly knows how to travel through time.
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 11 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Alone in her apartment, a beautiful young woman is anxious to play her newest 45rpm record single. And then, as if by magic, much to her surprise, the avid audiophile is transported through time; every time the record skips, a different place awaits her. What a puzzling and magical single. Written by Nick Riganas

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You might think your time is never ending.


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Netherlands

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Release Date:

September 2014 (Netherlands) See more »

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Единственная жизнь See more »

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Job, Joris & Marieke See more »
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1.78 : 1
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There are many references to music in the film. A previous clip the directors made for Dutch singer Gers Pardoel is mentioned on a poster. And there is sign from band Happy Campers, who made the song featured in the film. See more »

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References Back to the Future (1985) See more »

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Clever Short Cartoon
1 February 2015 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

A young woman finds a record and plays it on her phonograph. It skips -- and her life skips to that point in time.

There's little to this Oscar-nominated short but those details -- other than a "Back to the Future" reference if you look very closely. Nonetheless and because of its short length -- it's three minutes if you include the credits -- its subtext warning the audience not to be too impatient, to be willing to enjoy the moment rather than skipping to the next, stands out. As does its wry humor.

I doubt this will win the best animated short Oscar -- those usually go to something a bit more pompous. However, if you haven't seen this already, it's worth your time to look at.


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