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Stricteternum

France (MIFF 2005, fiction)

Director: Didier Fontan

A young family is trapped in a world of endless monotony, but discover that their existence and escape are at the hands of a larger force. This abstract and dreamlike film is rich with Jeunet-esque characters and offbeat French humour.
D/S Didier Fontan P Shirley Rose WS Premium Films L French w/English subtitles TD video/col/2004/8mins

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