Phantom Boy

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Director: Alain Gagnol, Jean-Loup Felicioli
Cast: Fred Armissen, Bill Lobley, Melissa Disney
Genre: Fantasy, Animation
Language: English
Country of Origin: France 2016 mins.

With a touch of animated noir and a hint of Picasso, Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli follow up their Oscar nominated 'A Cat in Paris' with a richly coloured, stylish, multilayered children's melodrama .

11-year-old Leo (Gaspard Gagnol), a sick little boy awaiting hospital treatment discovers that he can go out of body, passing through walls and flying through the air like a phantom. Making friends with Alex (Edouard Baer), a hospitalised New York cop, Leo finds himself up against Broken Face (Jean-Pierre Marielle), a criminal mastermind with Dick Tracy-Picasso cubist like features who wants to take control of the power supplies with a computer virus and hold the city to ransom. The police commissioner (Yves Barbaut) no help, so it's save the City with Leo's phantom powers and Alex's detective work. A hint of Batman and Robin? Probably a bit too much plot but original with touches of humour.

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Friday, October 21, 2016 - 00:45