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Friday, 19 March 2010

Charlotte Boisson, Julien Fourvel, Pascal Han-Kwan, Tristan Reinarz and Fanny Roche "Get Out" (2009)

Get Out is another in a line of outstanding 3D student films from Ecole Supérieure des Métiers Artistiques in Montpellier and Toulouse. Gary is quite content in his padded cell. He has his garden and a lovely aquarium. So content is he in fact that the psychiatrist has to use all his wiles to lure the fellow out. This initially takes the form of an encouraging word or two; then there is mention of the word door without actually using the word. "But why should I leave this comfortable nest?" The fake door erected to entice Gary through is viewed as a guillotine, the two hulking male nurses masked torturers. The constant interplay between doctor and patient, the switch from one reality to another and a conclusion I only saw coming moments from the end, make for a very enjoyable seven minutes. The script is more than usually intelligent whilst the skilled animation is of professional standard. The expression on Gary's face is a picture at times. Charlotte Boisson, Julien Fourvel, Pascal Han-Kwan, Tristan Reinarz and Fanny Roche are the eminently employable team responsible. An original musical score from Guilhem Rosa adds to the charms. Visit the website.

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