The Trenches (Teaser)

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  • Claude Cloutier,
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  • 54 s

This animated short by Claude Cloutier is a pictorial account of an attack on Canadian soldiers during WWI. On the edge of the battlefield, recruits are dreading the order to attack. At the signal, a young soldier leaps into a hell of fire and blood where the earth engulfs both the living and the dead. Blending archival images and Cloutier’s hypnotizing brushstroke, the film is a dazzling illustration of the futility of war.

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Film Credits

script
Claude Cloutier
animation
Claude Cloutier
direction
Claude Cloutier
editing
José Heppell
sound design
Olivier Calvert
camera
Éric Barbeau
actor
Gabriel Boileau-Cloutier
costumes
Francesca Chamberland
Sylvie Charbonneau
Sylvie Guillard
re-recording
Serge Boivin
recording
Geoffrey Mitchell
foley
Lise Wedlock
voice
Marc-André Bélanger
David Laurin
Martin Watier
Patrick Chouinard
Alexandre Fortin
Guillaume Champoux
special advisor
Marcel Jean
historical research
Jocelyne Perrier
producer
Marc Bertrand

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