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Hoping For Better Times

Switzerland, 1993 (MIFF 1993, Animation)

Director: Jonas Raeber

A malfunction in the industry of big business creates an evil and deathly solution. Thematically appropriate to the politics of today the bold, hard-edged graphic quality of this eel animation suits its strong, if somewhat heavy handed, message of 'blood oiling the war machine' .

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