Sunday, March 2, 2014

Steampunk on Sunday: Jack et la Mecanique du Coeur.

I found this film through Facebook.
I don't know if it will be available in the US or the UK,
I just know it looks amazing!



(Literally, Jack and the mechanics of the heart)
is a French animated Steampunk film
based on an album by the French band




Jack is born in Edinburgh,
on the coldest day of the year 
and his frozen heart won't start. 

To save him, the midwife replaces his heart 
with a cuckoo clock.



That will keep him alive, with one caveat.



Never fall in love...


Teaser trailer here, in French.



I hope this comes out with subtitles
as my French is mauvais to say the least.

20 comments:

  1. How cute! This looks like a beautiful little film!

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    1. Doesn't it, though? I'm trying to find a release date for a subtitled version. In English it's 'The Boy with the Cuckoo Clock Heart'

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  2. oh..this looks marvelous!!
    i'll help you look!!!

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  3. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/shout-factory-lands-jack-cuckoo-682669
    i will keep my eyes open..i'm sure the HR will be one of the first to announce the date.

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  4. Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart are only some of the animated pics to be screening during March 7-30 at the New York International Children's Film Festival...via http://www.zippyframes.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1913:nyicff-2014-full-programme-slate-for-the-new-york-fest&catid=23&Itemid=100091
    so perhaps it won't be too long after this!!!

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  5. Oooh! Ann! Thank you so much! You wonderful person you! Well found!

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  6. Hi Rhissanna, I have the book The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart by Mathias Malzieu. It was a gift but u can get it on Amazon. Mine is a little hardback with a pretty cover by Benjamin Lacombe.
    I love the book - it's worth reading for the first page alone, the spellbinding description of the 'coldest day on the earth' sets the scene and draws you in ^_^
    xx

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    1. Oh! Thank you, Carolyn! I'll have to keep an eye out for the book, it does sound really lovely.

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    2. I read the book, too! And it's delicious!

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  7. It looks to be a good film, but it will take a bit to displace my favorite: City of Lost Children, which I think is best in the original French. Anther favorite is a short film called The Mysterious Explorations Jasper Morello, which can be seen on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vORsKyopHyM

    Along the line of animation, hopefully you will catch the newest Miyazaki film, The Wind Rises. While not steampunk, may prove to be a worthwhile movie. You might enjoy the semi-steampunk & dieselpunk animated series Last Exile (2003) for an interesting science fiction jaunt.

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    1. I absolutely agree with you about 'City of Lost Children', which managed to be Steampunk before the term 'steampunk' reared its head. Fabulous and complex film, with the lovely Ron repeating his lines phonetically as he doesn't speak a word of French. Thank you for these other recommendations, I'll go and have a look!

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  8. I love this!! So cute! Thanks for sharing my friend ;o)

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    1. Thank you, Magic Love Crow. I hope we all get to see it!

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    1. It does! I just hope we get it! Subtitled, not dubbed.

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  10. Looks like an interesting film, will have to check it out!

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    1. Yes, indeedy! I hope it makes its way to the US.

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  11. A cuckoo clock! And I love the trailer, but not as much as I love your blog header.

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    1. Thank you! That's the nicest thing you could say. The blog header was a fix after a botched session trying to photograph Hubby's steampunk treasures. As for the cuckoo clock.. I finally bought one! Doesn't work, but who cares? It's a real cuckoo clock!

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  12. I'm French and I saw it. It was just beautiful!!! I dreamed in front of the trailer and i keep dreaming by watching it.

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