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Oedipus

2011 13 min
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In this animated short parodying the Greek myth, director Paul Driessen offers a backwards tragicomic version of the classic tale. Oedipus is Driessen at his absurdist best.

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In this animated short parodying the Greek myth, director Paul Driessen offers a backwards tragicomic version of the classic tale. Oedipus is Driessen at his absurdist best.
This work contains scenes of violence. Viewer discretion is advised.
  • writer
    Paul Driessen
  • director
    Paul Driessen
  • design
    Paul Driessen
  • animation
    Paul Driessen
  • additional animation
    Frodo Kuipers
  • voice
    Alexander Ivanovici
  • additional voice
    Carlo Mestroni
  • original music
    Judith Gruber-Stitzer
  • additional arrangements
    Dave Gossage
  • musician
    Tommy Gauthier
    Thom Gossage
    Jean-Guy Grenier
    Frank Lozano
    Marc Villemure
  • music recording
    Pascal Shefteshy
  • music mix
    Pascal Shefteshy
  • sound
    Jeroen Nadorp
    Ronald Nadorp
  • final mix
    Jeroen Nadorp
    Ronald Nadorp
  • voice recording
    Pierre Yves Drapeau
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • digital imaging
    Randall Finnerty
  • colour
    Randall Finnerty
  • digital assistance
    Sarah Marchand
    Christopher Diaz
  • digital consultation
    Susan Gourley
  • editing
    Janet Perlman
  • online editing
    Denis Gathelier
  • technical coordination
    Julie Laperrière
  • end credits design
    Gaspard Gaudreau
  • administration
    Gisèle Guilbault
  • production coordination
    Elaine Largie
    Marie-Christine Nadon
  • executive producer
    Arnoud Rijken
    David Verrall
  • producer
    Marcy Page
    Arnoud Rijken
    Michiel J. Snijders

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Ages 15 to 17
Pre-teach: Research the story of Oedipus, the mythical Greek king of Thebes. Discuss the references to “losing one’s head” and the symbolism the phrase represents. Suggest reasons why the filmmaker chose to animate this particular story.
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