A young couple finds themselves in a very serious financial predicament. The man is jobless and spends his days wandering through the streets with hardly enough in his pockets to buy a little something to eat.
Due to his extreme weakness, he happens to faint one day in front of a shop window. It's thus that he meets the shop owner, an old man who offers him a job. His work consists in sitting all day long to guard the door to a small room at the back of the corridor which contains objects of value sought after by thieves.
But the very reality of said thieves' existence becomes more and more dubious. Is this then some swindle on the part of the old shopkeeper? A whim? Or a painful initiation to the revelation of a world beyond reality?
17 min 18 secPublic
Folimage, Studio Film Bilder, Arte France
Prix Festivals :
- Grand Prix, Rencontres Internationales du cinéma d'animation, Wissembourg 2005
- Prix du Jury du court noir, Festival Polar dans la ville, Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines 2006
- Mention Spéciale du Jury, Festival Animafest, Zagreb 2006
- Special Prize, Festival d'Hiroshima 2006
- Prix du meilleur court métrage, Festival Cinanima Espinho 2006
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Jacques-Rémy Girerd, Patrick EvenoAnimation
Alain Gagnol, Sylvie LéonardDecors
Spencer Williams " Basin street blues " interprété par / played by Louis ArmstrongSound
Christian Taponard, Gilles Morel, Karen Stassman