La Plante humaine

  • Pierre Hébert,
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  • 78 min 9 s

This meditative film combines animation and live action as it follows a day in the life of a retired librarian. The Gulf War is raging, but Michel's life proceeds at its own pace. Widowed and alone, he fills his day with the simplest of tasks: feeding and walking his dog, shopping, laying flowers at his wife's grave. Yet these simple gestures belie the internal workings of his mind. Michel's life teems with information and images. There is a book on Leonardo da Vinci and another of fables and legends as well as the omnipresent television with its news reports, documentaries and cooking shows. How does one make sense of it all? How does Michel? In French, with English subtitles.

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Film Credits

director
Pierre Hébert
animation
Pierre Hébert
producer
Yves Leduc
Freddy Denaës
script
Pierre Hébert
Anne Quesemand
camera
Barry Wood
Michel Dubois
Michael Cleary
animation camera
Raymond Dumas
sound
Claude Beaugrand
editing
Fernand Bélanger
sound editing
Christian Marcotte
Michel Gauvin
sound mix
Serge Boivin
computer animation
Pierre Plouffe
voice
Joseph Rouleau
Michelle Allen
Domini Blythe
Laurent Chabot
Marisa Corriols
Denis Karegeya
music
Robert M. Lepage
cast
Sotigui Kouyaté
Michael Lonsdale
participation
Philippe Lefait
Marc-Alain Ouaknin
Ignacio Ramonet
Agnès Stacke
Dai Sijie

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