I Lost My Body

AN EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEY IN SELF-DISCOVERY.

A severed hand escapes a lab and tries to find its body, which belongs to a young man, Naoufel, who once fell in love… Not the kind of animated film that is suitable for children. As we follow the severed hand on its adventurous journey back to its owner, we learn more about Naoufel who lost his parents in a car accident and grew up with distant relatives. His infatuation with a young woman he encountered while delivering pizzas turned into an obsession. The film is a romantic and melancholy experience; highly original, but doesn’t quite live up to its emotional potential. 

2019-France. Animated. 81 min. Color. Directed by Jérémy Clapin. Screenplay: Jérémy Clapin, Guillaume Laurant. Novel: Guillaume Laurant (”Happy Hand”). Music: Dan Levy. Voices of Hakim Faris (Naoufel), Victoire Du Bois (Gabrielle), Patrick d’Assumçao (Gigi), Alfonso Arfi.

Trivia: Original title: J’ai perdu mon corps. Dev Patel, Alia Shawkat and George Wendt provided voices for the English-speaking version.

 

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