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The Burden (2017)

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'An animated musical with apocalyptic undertones. The story is divided into four episodes which takes place in a supermarket, a long term hotel, a call center and a hamburger restaurant. ... See full summary »
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Cast overview:
Sven Björklund Sven Björklund ... Various characters (voice)
Mattias Fransson Mattias Fransson ... Various characters (voice)
Carl Englén Carl Englén ... Various characters (voice)
Olof Wretling Olof Wretling ... Various characters (voice)
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'An animated musical with apocalyptic undertones. The story is divided into four episodes which takes place in a supermarket, a long term hotel, a call center and a hamburger restaurant. All of the settings are located in a modern, generic market place next to a large freeway. The characters, portrayed as animals, perform musical numbers with singing and dancing. The theme is invisible modern day labor for wages and existential anxiety. The atmosphere spans from cheerful tap routines to nightmarish black.'

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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

27 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brzemie See more »

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Film i Väst See more »
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2.35 : 1
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Best short of the year
4 November 2017 | by simone1978See all my reviews

I saw The Burden in Annecy this summer, and have been thinking about it since. This is an animated musical that don't look like anything else. So unique and fresh that I first didn't know how to react.

It's sad but funny, weird but universal, intellectual but emotional, tragic but still uplifting. And then all the detailed craft behind the sets of and puppet animals, as well as the beautiful music - it makes you wanna see it over and over again. The fishes, the stepping mice, the apocalyptic ending...

There are elements of big names like David Lynch, Roy Andersson, Lars von Trier and Wes Anderson - but basically this Swedish short is so original that it's hard to describe – you have to see it. For me, it's by far the best and most interesting short film of 2017.


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