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Les Triplettes de Belleville

We've been to see Les Triplettes de Belleville today. Yes, it's animation. No, it's not Japanese, but Canadian/French/Belgian.
Very good movie. The visual style is definately un-clean: some shots look like they are sketched. Character designs are... interesting. Not the appealing characters we know from anime or Disney movies, but grotesk figures with ugly heads. There is little to no speech in the whole movie, but it doesn't need it: it is perfectly clear what the characters want or mean.
Computer and cell animation are fused perfectly: it is often very hard to see where one stops and the other begins. Shots are fluid and camera angles interesting.
The story is grotesk and funny as well. If you think bicycle races are weird and you don't understand what all the fuss around the Tour de France is all about, go see this movie. If you hate the French, go see this movie.
Highlights are the dreams of the dog, hunting for dinner (you'll know it when you see it!), and the most bizarre car chase ever.
For our Dutch readers, check BelBios for a showing in a theatre near you. Go see this movie!
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