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This Magnificent Cake!

This Magnificent Cake!

A Short film by Marc James Roels, Emma De Swaef

Production year : 2018


This film is an anthology about the colonization of Africa at the end of the 19th century. It is divided into five tales which present a perturbed king, a Pygmee working in a luxury hotel, a ruined businessman, a lost porter, and a young deserter.

Production and distribution (3)

Co-production :

Vivement Lundi !

Film exports/foreign sales :

New Europe Film Sales

Foreign production companies :

Beast Animation, Pedri Animation

Photos (6)

Full credits (9)

Assistant Director :

Dorien Schetz

Foreign producers :

Steven De Beul, Ben Tesseur

Director of Photography :

Marc James Roels

Sound Editor :

Bram Meindersma

Sound mixers :

Bram Meindersma, Tom Bijnen

Technical details

Short film

Genres :

Animated film

Sub-genre :

Animation of objects

Production language :

Dutch, French, Aka, Malinke

Coproducer countries :

Belgium, The Netherlands, France

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Nationality :

Minority French (Belgium, The Netherlands, France)

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Runtime :

44 min 18 seconds

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Production formats :

Digital creation

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Audio format :

Dolby 5.1

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Posters (1)

Directors (2)

News (10)

Festival Selections (24)

Cinanima - 2018

Cinanima (Portugal, 2018)


International Competition

Animation Is Film Festival - 2018

Animation Is Film Festival (United States, 2018)


Official Selection

Animatou - 2018

Animatou (Switzerland, 2018)


International Competition

Krok International Animated Film Festival  - 2018

Krok International Animated Film Festival (Ukraine, 2018)


International Competition

TIFF - 2018

TIFF (Canada, 2018)


Official Selection

Awards (11)