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Madame Tutli-Putli (2007)

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Solitary, exhausted, and profoundly melancholic--the anachronistic, Madame Tutli-Putli--waits patiently to board a train, surrounded by a lifetime's worth of personal belongings. Is she running away from a bleak past?

Writers:

Chris Lavis (story), Maciek Szczerbowski (story)

Star:

Laurie Maher
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Laurie Maher Laurie Maher ... Madame Tutli-Putli (uncredited)
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Madame Tutli-Putli boards the Night Train, weighed down with all her earthly possessions and the ghosts of her past. She travels alone, facing both the kindness and menace of strangers. As day descends into dark, she finds herself caught up in a desperate metaphysical adventure. Adrift between real and imagined worlds, Madame Tutli-Putli confronts her demons and is drawn into an undertow of mystery and suspense. The National Film Board of Canada presents a stunning, stop-motion animated film that takes the viewer on an exhilarating existential journey. The film introduces groundbreaking visual techniques and is supported by a haunting and original score. Painstaking care and craftsmanship in form and detail bring to life a fully imagined, tactile world unlike any you have seen. Jungian thriller? Hitchcockian suspense? Artistic tour de force? The Night Train awaits you. Written by courtesy of National Film Board of Canada

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Country:

Canada

Language:

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Release Date:

15 February 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rouva Tutli-Putli See more »

Filming Locations:

Canada

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1.85 : 1
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The chess board is incorrectly oriented - a black square should be bottom left, not bottom right. See more »

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Featured in The 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008) See more »

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Great Men Are Strange
Performed by Jean-Frédéric Messier, Guillaume Bourque, Simon Meilleur, Jean-François Ouellette, Myriam Pelletier, François Préfontaine
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cinanima 2007
9 November 2007 | by RResendeSee all my reviews

I can't say this was not challenging for me, visually speaking, because it was. This is the work of really competent people, in every technical aspect. I specially enjoyed the placement of real filmed eyes over the built puppets. It added a lot to the hole mood. The sets are really fantastic, check all the different packages, clothes, accessories, and all the things stuffed in the train. Check how the characters were developed, how their expressions are really intentional. And than check the editing, with special note to the way sound effects (and music) are mixed with the image composition. This is really good work. But it didn't stay with me, because it failed into challenging my imagination as it challenged my visual understanding of the scenes, sets, characters and pacing. In the end, this left nothing inside, it didn't give me much to dream or even think about, even though it was clearly aimed at provoking those feelings. It even allowed my imagination to mentally review and re enjoy other films i had just seen, and when this happens to me, it usually happens because the images in front of me fail to capture my attention. Of course this may be a matter of personal choices, or finding in the images displayed elements to which one personally relates. I didn't relate to what i've seen.

My evaluation: 2/5 it may work for you, it didn't for me.

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