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The Diary of Tortov Roddle

The Diary of Tortov Roddle
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Original title
Aru Tabibito no Nikki (The Diary of Tortov Roddle)
Year
2003
Running Time
16 min.
Country
 Japan
Director
Kunio Katô
Screenwriter
Kunio Katô
Music
Kenji Kondo
Cinematography
Kunio Katô
Cast
Animation
Production Co.
Kunio Katô
Genre
Animation. Fantasy. Adventure | Surrealism. Short Film (Animated)
Synopsis / Plot
His name is Tortov Roddle, and he is a traveler from Tortalia. Along with his unusually large companion of a pig (seemingly a relative of the Dalí elephants), the slender Tortov travels from place to place, always finding a new and beautiful adventure at his destination. These inckude islands carried by frogs, fish that live in cups of coffee and a land where a movie is projected on the back of a giant bear. It all makes for a quiet adventure of peaceful contemplation. There is no dialogue, only inserts from Tortov´s diary.

The episodes were originally produced for the internet in a solo effort BY the director and only animator. There´s a total of nine episodes of which the first six constitute the original 16 min. movie, the last three were DVD extras (all episodes are included here):

1. The City of Light
2. Midnight Cafe
3. The Little Town's Movie Gathering
4. Moonlight Travellers
5. The Melancholy Rain
6. The Flower and the Lady
7. The Red Berry (DVD Extra)
8. The Apple Incident (DVD Extra)
9. Fantasy (DVD Extra)
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