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Dada (S)

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Running time
10 min.
Netherlands Netherlands
Animation, Jos Neutgens
Animation | Short Film (Animated)
In DaDA, everybody walks around carrying books on their heads. The more books stacked on your cranium, the smarter you are perceived to be. The story takes off when a little boy is born with a perfectly round head. To the horror of his parents no books will stay put, no matter what they try. Ultimately, they take their son to a hospital, where a learned scholar saws off the top of the kid's skull to study his brain. The doctor discovers the kid is really a genius. He realizes that it is not the books you carry around that matter, it is how you "process" them and create something new out of them. The final twist of the film, that somehow seems to be especially shocking to American audiences (maybe because they are suckered out of a happy ending), is that the father feeds the brilliant brain to the cat. Because with the top sawed off, he can pile an infinite amount of books on his son's head. He'd rather have a kid that looks intelligent, than an intelligent child.
1994: Berlin International Film Festival: Nominated for Best Short Film (Golden Berlin Bear)
1994: Bilbao International Festival of Documentary and Short Films: Golden Mikeldi
1997: Anima Mundi Animation Festival: Audience Award
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