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      The Girl Without Hands

      2016 1h 13m Adventure Animation TRAILER for The Girl Without Hands: Trailer 1 List The Girl Without Hands: Trailer 1 The Girl Without Hands: Trailer 1 1:38 View more videos
      95% Tomatometer 22 Reviews 77% Audience Score 100+ Ratings A miller sells his daughter to the devil. Although her purity protects her, the devil takes her hands away as punishment. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Feb 20 Buy Now

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      The Girl Without Hands puts a beautifully animated spin on its classic source material, underscored by a richly rewarding exploration of broadly appealing themes.

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      Matthew Lickona San Diego Reader Writer-director (and co-editor) Sbastien Laudenbach strives and largely succeeds in his effort to produce a finished animated film with the vivacity and evocative power of a rough sketchbook. Rated: 2/5 Aug 11, 2017 Full Review Leah Pickett Chicago Reader This striking animated adaption of a Brothers Grimm fairy tale makes a lean and dark story feel sweeping and warm. Aug 10, 2017 Full Review Charles Solomon Los Angeles Times Girl is a welcome reminder that animation doesn't have to be synonymous with realistically rendered CG, but can be a means of artistic expression as uniquely personal as a signature. Aug 2, 2017 Full Review Daniel Barnes Dare Daniel The film feels like a more faithful version of the Grimm Brothers than we usually get from the edge-sanding Disney adaptations, but it ultimately cares more about splashing around in a pool of hippy-dippy aloofness than developing strong characters. Rated: 2.5/5 Mar 29, 2019 Full Review Rachel Wagner Rotoscopers I am certainly grateful for artists like Sébastien Laudenbach for reminding me that animation is still art and it can still be made by one man painting a story. Rated: 5/5 Feb 6, 2019 Full Review Austin Trunick Under the Radar Dark and stunningly beautiful. Mar 7, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      StephenPaul C The greatest 01 hour: and 13 minutes ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/12/23 Full Review JIJI2057 this is a beautifully animated movie though I would recommend it more for older audiences due to the fact that he deals with the farmer making a deal with the devil in exchange for his daughters lovely hands to always be Prosperous and the life she has to go through this is very well voice acted in the animation is actually very beautiful. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Utterly gorgeous and unique animated film Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review david l The Girl Without Hands needed more depth and characterization, but it still features engaging storytelling, a lot of memorable plot points and imagery to it plus the sound design and direction are both very strong. The animation is its most impressive aspect as it's fitting in approach to its fairy tale roots while being superb in its movements and highly artistic in style. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review nefasto r Good to see that even animated films are overrated when they are french! "The girl without hands" is an artistic and dark tale. Cute, but from my point of view, nothing more than that. The moral are two. One, stop making deal with the devil: it is never a good idea. Two: Money can buy a lot of things, but apparently not hands. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member É com um estilo de animação peculiar que o realizador e argumentista Sébastien Laudenbach faz a sua estreia no grande ecrã, após uma série de curtas-metragens. Adaptado de um dos contos menos conhecidos dos irmãos Grimm, La Jeune Fille sans mains (The Girl Without Hands) não é propriamente uma história para contar às crianças antes de dormir. Com uma estrutura clássica e mensagens que valem sempre a pena recordar, esta animação bidimensional vibra através do deslumbre da imaginação. Era uma vez um senhor pobre (Olivier Broche) que à procura de comida na floresta depara-se com o diabo (Philippe Laudenbach). Matreiro, propõe ao senhor que lhe desse o que está por trás do seu moinho, em troca de riqueza desmedida. Sem grande hesitação, aceita a proposta, pensando que o diabo estava a referir-se a uma macieira. No entanto, era a filha do moleiro (Anaïs Demoustier), que estava a brincar no cimo de uma árvore, o objeto de desejo do diabo. Mas ela era demasiado pura para o diabo, e após uma série de circunstâncias, o seu pai cortar-lhe as mãos. Desesperada, a rapariga foge para a floresta numa jornada pela sobrevivência, mas sempre com o diabo à espreita. As temáticas violentas contrastam com a delicadeza dos visuais impressionistas, que são o grande destaque desta produção francesa. Ao descartar um estilo mais tradicional de desenho, a imagem de Laudenbach é ilustrada com aguarelas e tracejado grosso, que compõe o mundo imaginário do filme. No seu meio estão os protagonistas, que são representados através de um fundo cuja cor depende de qual estamos a observar, com um esboço em seu redor. Contudo, as falhas no delineamento das personagens dificultam as expressões, o que pode revelar-se inadequado para uma audiência juvenil. A ganância, a perseverança e o amor são os temas centrais desta história que é tão suave em diálogo como em caracterização. Muitas vezes somos deixados meramente a observar os esforços da ilustração, que guiam convictamente a narrativa, enquanto as conexões entre os 3 atos podiam ser melhor estabelecidas. As vozes dos atores são convincentes, especialmente a de Philippe Laudenbach, que reforça a malvadez do diabo ao suar profunda e vil. Ainda nas observações sonoras, quando a melodia tranquila de Olivier Mellano não está presente, os sons da natureza fazem-se ouvir. Entre eles, os grilos durante a noite e a água dos riachos. A rondar uns aceitáveis 76 minutos, La Jeune Fille sans mains é fruto da visão do seu realizador, uma animação de autor sobre a pureza de uma rapariga que é forçada a descobrir o seu próprio caminho. Elegante e visualmente estimulante, é um exemplo do poder da animação, a arte que confere movimento a formas que evocam a realidade através dos mais diversos meios estilísticos. 7,7/10 Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis A miller sells his daughter to the devil. Although her purity protects her, the devil takes her hands away as punishment.
      Director
      Sébastien Laudenbach
      Screenwriter
      Sébastien Laudenbach, Olivier Py, Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm
      Production Co
      Les Films Sauvages, Les Films Pelléas
      Genre
      Adventure, Animation
      Original Language
      French (France)
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Feb 20, 2018
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $21.8K
      Runtime
      1h 13m
      Aspect Ratio
      16/9 (1.77:1)
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