|Les Triplettes de Belleville
||[Mar. 13th, 2004|04:52 pm]
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Saw Les Triplettes de Belleville this morning, to complete my hat-trick of all the nominated Best Animated Features.
Well...it's definitely French.
By which I mean, it's drole and ironic with a sense of fatalism that you just don't get in films produced by other cultures. This film was a joint production with Québec and Belgium...you can see the French Canadian influence, too. Not sure what the Frogs mean. Not sure I really want to find out. However, I now understand why there was a guy playing a bicycle in the orchestra when the Best Song nominee from this film was performed at the Oscars.
One interesting note: like the two movies I saw last night, Triplettes also has an outsider's view of the United States. In this one, everyone is obese. Rotund. Massive. Good thing McDonalds is getting rid of its Supersizes...because if this is how the States is seen by other nations than I bless my Canadian passport I have more than one allegience.
When you see this in the theatre, be sure to stay til the end of the credits...there's a cute sight gag at the end.
(I also got to see Nominated Animated Short Destino...I'll have to go along with the review I read which called it An unfinished treasure that should have remained unfinished. It was...interesting.)