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Old Crocodile, The

Japan, (MIFF 2005, animation)

Director: Koji Yamamura

Renowned Japanese animator Koji Yamamura uses the original story and illustrations of Leopold Chauveau to tell the sad tale of the Old Crocodile, expelled from his family for eating his great-grandson. Exiled at sea, he meets a loving octopus, but after eating one of her legs he just can't help himself...
D/P/WS Koji Yamamura S Peter Barakan, Koji Yamamura TD 35mm/ col/2005/13mins

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