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I Lost My BodyI Lost My Body

I Lost My Body

The Oscar-nominated unconventional animation

Animation

best
THE VERY BEST

8.2

movie

France

French

Smart, Thought-provoking

2019

Jérémy Clapin, Jérémy Clapin

Alia Shawkat, Dev Patel, George Wendt

Synopsis

Our Take

8.2
Bilal Zouheir

Two storylines take place in this Parisian animation: one of a Moroccan immigrant who works as a pizza delivery guy, and the other of his hand, somehow no longer part of his body, but also going on a trip around Paris.

The hand storyline is not gory by the way, except for one or two very quick scenes. Mostly, this is a film about loneliness and not being able to find your way back, both as an immigrant who misses how they were raised and as a hand who misses its body.

Sporting some of the most beautiful animation work this year, this movie premiered at Cannes where it became the first-ever animated film (and Netflix film) to win the Nespresso Grand Prize.

Comments

M
moobees

Honestly I wasn’t thrilled. The animation is brilliant, for sure., and the hand storyline is unique and makes sense. That said, the main character kind of sucks, and the hand storyline is a metaphor with no payoff. All things considered, at the end I felt let down by what could of been an incredible film.

S
spok3y

Weird-ass movie.

T
Thomas James Tovey

French animation, illustration artists and cartoonists have always been in the forefront of the art form. Always original and always dealing with a subject matter that is ethereal in nature. This movie is on that same level. It’s wonderful!

R
Rjkolinski

I cannot think of a more French movie that I have seen in a long long time. This is an amazing and unusual story set completely in Paris except for the flashbacks. I was hooked and in love when the convo between the delivery guy and the deliveree took place – being purposefully bland here – but that moment is when the amazing Frenchness of this movie is fully revealed in all it’s glory. Loved, loved, loved this story.

S
sujanthereaper

It is a great experience. Lonliness shown from a alternate angle. A hand sesrching for its master and yhe master lost in his own lonliness trying to move on.

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