JACK AND THE CUCKOO-CLOCK HEART

JACK ET LA MÉCANIQUE DU COEUR

By Mathias MALZIEU, Stéphane BERLA

WALKING THE DOG - as PROD

Animation - Completed 2013

A 19th-century drama about a man whose heart was replaced with a clock when he was born. The situation dictates that he should avoid feeling strong emotions -- love, most of all -- but he just can't keep his feelings under wraps.

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Animation
    • Countries
    • FRANCE, BELGIUM
    • Languages
    • FRENCH, ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 94 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Mathias MALZIEU, Stéphane BERLA
    • Writer(s)
    • Mathias MALZIEU
    • Producer(s)
    • Virginie BESSON (Europacorp)
    • Synopsis
    • Edinburgh, 1874. Jack was born on the coldest day ever and his heart remains frozen. The midwife who assists in childbirth, is half witch, half shaman. She knows how to save the baby by replacing the broken heart with a watch. This prosthesis seems to work excellent, under the condition that Jack manages to avoid any strong emotional charge. So he cannot get excited or angry and, above all, especially not fall in love. But the fiery eyes of a street singer set the heart of hapiness of our hero to the test: his irresistible desire to find her back, drives him on a love quest which leads him from the Scottish lochs to the arches of the Alhambra in Granada. The journey introduces him to both the pleasures and the cruelty of love.
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