Friday, 19 June 2009

"Le Building" Gobelins 2005

“I know an old lady who swallowed a fly” goes the song until she dies in the last verse. Le Building is in the same vein. The images tell it all. Monsieur is enjoying himself in the shower, singing at the top of his voice, Madame is hammering on the wall at the inconvenience. She need not have bothered as another problem is about to descend on her. The movie commences with a perfectly innocuous white cat that gets catapulted into a motorcyclist who disturbs a bus that attracts a crane … Not to mention naked girl in the shower and her radio. Conventional cartoon, exaggerated to great comic effect, exquisitely drawn, wonderfully animated: it could only be the Gobelins, this time from 2005: Marco Nguyen, Pierre Perifel, Xavier Ramoneda, Staphylea Olivier and Rémi Zaarour. Gosh they are good.

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