This little gem (such a classical beginning for a movie review, I shall not use any more 😀 ) has been hidden from the public for a long time. When it comes to claymation movies, you know that hard work is just one of the ingredients, the next one is a story and oh boy does this movie has a story to tell. These two things are connected, in my opinion because it takes so much effort to make a minute of this movie, it better be a fucking awesome minute. If you add to that the artistic element, you get exactly what we got: $9.99.

It focuses on lives of people in an apartment complex in Sydney and their bleak destinies. Every one of them has his sets of problems that encumber them. But all of the separate stories merge in their search for a meaning of life. They will find it in different things. Very intelligent and thoughtful movie that makes you think, but the claymation and the cute characters made it even more appealing. I am sure that even as a regular movie it would have been great, it is just a bit sad that it is not that famous. The atmosphere is rather depressive, but so is life. To quote one of the great poets of our time: Life’s a bitch and then you die / That’s why we get high / Cause you never know when you’re gonna go /

Director: Tatia Rosenthal

Cast: Geoffrey Rush, Anthony LaPaglia, Joel Edgerton, Claudia Karvan, Barry Otto

Fun Stuff: You can see a record in this film called “The Dark Side of the Room” by the band Pink Wall. This is a play on words of Pink Floyd, The Wall and The Dark Side of the Moon

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IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0790799/

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