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The Necktie - DVD/Le noeud cravate - DVD

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This skilful, finely-detailed animation using puppets and animated drawings exposes the dehumanizing effects of futile work and the fading of youthful aspirations.

The Necktie is fifteen years in the life of Valentin, a faithful employee working a useless task in a dead-end job, deceived by a two-dimensional boss. He nonetheless struggles against absurdity with humanity and hope. On his 40th birthday he rediscovers an old accordion hidden in a closet and regains the joy of life.

Filmmaker Jean-François Lévesque takes a critical look at work and charmingly illustrates the power of hope.

A film without words with mixed traditional and digital techniques.

2009, 17 min 53 s