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Down to the Bone

Mexico, 2001 (MIFF 2002, Animation)

Director: Rene Castillo

This twisted, superbly animated tale takes us on a journey to a very unconventional afterlife, populated by unruly skeletons with a penchant for boozing and big number stage shows.

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