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Wednesday, 16 May 2007

"Versus" by François Caffiaux, Romain Noel and Thomas Salas

"Versus" directed by François Caffiaux, Romain Noel and Thomas Salas is about two samurai clans fighting for a little island in the middle of their own rather isolated islands. Violence is so easy to achieve in animation. Any fool can get red to flood onto the stage. However an animation as inventive as this is a different matter. The action is imaginative and funny. In the end of course the key issue is whether or not there is a point to the movie. As the two dramatically reduced sides confront each other at the end over a heap of bodies that is not only collapsing their fought for island but endangering their original home island, most viewers can get the point about pointless warfare. It can be viewed at the Britfilm festival site through the following link “Versus”.

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