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The Girl Without Hands

OT: La Jeune Fille Sans Mains

Sébastien Laudenbach // France, 2016
Animation // FF2016
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A Grimm fairy tale, as spooky and psychedelic as they come. For reasons of great poverty, a miller makes a pact with the devil and himself commits an act of devilry: to protect his daughter against evil, he cuts off her hands. Thegirl begins an odyssey through the world at the end of which she does after all find her prince, who presents her with hands of gold – but the devil does allhe can to destroy the couple’s love. This animation has a unique, pulsating aesthetic, combining sketch and watercolour techniques with 2D computeranimation. A vibrant work of art and a fantastic mystical adventure.


Sébastien Laudenbach (*1973) is a film-maker and illustrator and has made several animated shorts. Hugs In The Kitchen was nominated for a César in 2004, Vasco too and was also shown in the Semaine de la Critique section in Cannes. The Girl Without Hands is his debut feature.



La Jeune Fille Sans Mains






76 min

OV with English subtitles

Sébastien Laudenbach

Sébastien Laudenbach adapted from the story by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

Stimmen/Voices: Anaïs Demoustier, Jérémie Elkaïm, Philippe Laudenbach, Sacha Bourdo, Françoise Lebrun, Elina Löwensohn

Jean-Christophe Soulageon

Santi Minasi, Sébastien Laudenbach

Olivier Mellano

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