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"All you need is food," the Beatles could have sung if they had been inspired by Circuit marine, a whimsical fantasy about our cruel, carnivorous world.

To be eaten or not to be eaten: that is the question for a ginger cat, a goldfish and a colourful parrot which a tender-hearted pirate tries to get to live happily together along with his hungry crew. We can only wonder who will be the next meal on this ship of food.

As the ship pitches and rolls to a sprightly gypsy tune, the cat relentlessly pursues the goldfish, and even the parrot gets into the act. But who is predator and who is prey? Everyone ends up down someone's gullet. Isabelle Favez's colourful and humorous film is a tasteful reminder that we're all links in the food chain.

2003, 07 min 45 s

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Animated Dreams 2004 Award for Best Story
Black Nights Film Festival & Animated Dreams
November 27 to December 12 2004, Tallinn - Estonia

Bronze Plaque - Category: Children & Youth
International Film and Video Festival
November 10 to 14 2004, Columbus - USA

Honourable Mention for Best Animated Short
Worldwide Short Film Festival
May 11 to 16 2004, Toronto - Canada

Special Mention given by the Children's Jury
International Film Festival
February 5 to 15 2004, Berlin - Germany

Public Award - Animation
Journées de Soleure
January 19 to 25 2004, Soleure - Switzerland