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A Short film by Frédéric Even, Louise Mercadier

Produced by SEESAW animation studio

Production year : 2015


Each human being must invent their own destiny from chaos. John Cowper Powys - Autobiography.

One morning, after a night full of agitated dreams, a man wakes up. Without surprise or fear but enclosed in a body he does not know or control, nevertheless, he tries to join his parents who rush behind a door. Through endless contorsions, he manages to let them in, but at his sight, they are overcome with dismay and disgust, his parents slam the door and lock it.

Production and distribution (2)

Executive Producer :

SEESAW animation studio

Film exports/foreign sales :

L'Agence du court métrage


Adaptd from Die Verwandlung (Metamorphosis) by Franz Kafka.

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Full credits (15)

Executive Producer :

Louise Mercadier

Screenwriters :

Frédéric Even, Louise Mercadier

Directors of Photography :

Frédéric Even, Louise Mercadier

Production manager :

Louise Mercadier

Sound Editor :

Frédéric Even

Music Composers :

Alexis Cordier, Frédéric Even, Maël des Mesnards, Julien Vandenbroucque

Costume designers :

Dominique Bonin, Francine Hallaert

Sound Mixer :

Thomas Van Pottelberge

Author of original work :

Franz Kafka

Voice :

Sandrine Desmet, Simon Vialle, William Astre

Sound Recordist :

Tanguy Clerc

Editor :

Élisa Zurfluh

Production Designer :

Louise Mercadier

Foley artist :

Max Vande Merghel

Music performer :

Ida Zurfluh

Technical details

Short film

Genres :

Animated film

Sub-genre :

Literary adaptation , Bizarre

Themes :

The absurd, Metamorphosis, Exclusion

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Nationality :

100% French (France)

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Runtime :

15 min 23 seconds

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Production formats :

Photographic camera

Color type :

Black & White

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Posters (1)

Directors (2)

Festival Selections (3)