| 11 min

Adaptation du conte Le diable et le champignon de Michel Tremblay, ce court métrage d’animation nous entraîne dans un univers surnaturel. L’arrivée d’un sinistre étranger dans un petit village, jusque-là fort tranquille, perturbe la vie de ses habitants. Les merveilles nées de ses pouvoirs magiques engendrent chez les villageois de puissants sentiments d’envie, de cupidité et de violence. La musique de Normand Roger ponctue la transformation du village, qui passe de la sérénité au cauchemar. Film sans paroles, dans lequel l'animateur crée et anime ses dessins directement à la caméra.

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L'étranger, George Ungar, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    George Ungar
  • animation
    George Ungar
  • producer
    Eunice Macaulay
    Ishu Patel
    George Ungar
  • executive producer
    Douglas MacDonald
  • sound
    Normand Roger
  • music
    Normand Roger
  • editing
    David Fine
  • sound mixer
    Adrian Croll

  • None

    There is no devil, there is no evil. Everything in this world is done only with good intentions. It is only our judgement that looks at things as evil or good. Unfortunately, the short story emphasizes too much on 'evil' and some devilish force. We have so much complexity as humans and to blame devil for our stupidity bring everything into vain. Time to grow up from childish fables into adult fables. We are supposed to know better.

    None, 19 Jan 2020
  • AlexanderLee

    Like Nasferatu, the Devil contaminates the world. This animation offers us no redemption as the German classic.did. It's in the vein of the Klaus Kinski version where vermin overrun everything. We have a choice of visions. Love redeems us or God abandons us. Both visions ring equally true.

    AlexanderLee, 8 Jul 2010

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