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The Monk and the Fish (S)

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Original title
Le moine et le poisson (The Monk and the Fish) (S)
Year
Running time
6 min.
Country
France France
Director
Screenwriter
Michael Dudok de Wit
Music
Serge Besset
Cinematography
Animation
Cast
Producer
Folimage Valence Production
Genre
Animation. Comedy | Short Film (Animated)
Synopsis / Plot
A plump and exuberant monk goes fishing, and a playful fish eludes him. First the monk uses a rod and reel, then a net; over and over, he ends up fish-less and wet. Sleepless, he tries luring the fish at night with a bank of candles. He tries a bow and arrow. The tireless and insouciant fish leads the monk through a viaduct, over irrigated steppes, across cisterns, down canals. Suddenly, the monk's chase and the fish's teasing flight become a spiritual journey.
Awards
1994: Oscar: Nominated for Best Animated Short Film
1994: BAFTA: Nominated for Best Animated Short Film
1995: César: Best Animated Short Film
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