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Oktapodi (2007)

Two Octopi fight for their lives with a stubborn restaurant cook in a comical escape through the streets of a small Greek village.
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The course of true love never did run smooth. Two octopi entwine in an embrace when a hand reaches from above, plucks them out of the water, disentangles them, tosses the male back in what now we see is a small aquarium, puts the female in a cold storage box, and heads for a delivery truck. He recovers from the initial shock and gives pursuit, grabbing the back of the truck as it leaves, then working himself to the front. As the driver tries to thwart his efforts to save his woman, the truck careens through the small coastal town. Will he succeed? Do other perils await? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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France

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Release Date:

7 October 2015 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Erotevmena Chtapodia See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Dolby Digital | Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

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octopus's garden
24 December 2016 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

The French animated short "Oktapodi" tells the story of a pair of octopuses (octopi?) who refuse to get separated. It doesn't have the most sophisticated plot or animation, but I liked it. Like many cartoons, it shows that a story doesn't need words. The setting looks like a Greek village. Some of the octopus's stunts look like what we see in action flicks.

"Oktapodi" has several credited directors, including Emud Mokhberi, who spent part of his childhood in Iran and France, but is now a US citizen. It got nominated for Best Animated Short Film at he 81st Academy Awards but didn't win. It's not a great cartoon, but I think that it's worth seeing.


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