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Une Bombe Par Hasard

France, 1969 (MIFF 1971, Programme 6)

Director: JF Laguionie

A bomb has been dropped on the main square of a town, but has failed to explode. The citizens have taken refuge on a nearby hill, awaiting the devastating explosion.

A stranger enters the deserted town, unaware of the danger…

Golden Dragon. Cracow 1969; FIPRESCI Prize, Oberhausen 1969; Best Short, Hyeres 1969: Animation Prize, Bilbao 1969; Grand Prix, Mamaia 1970.

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