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Animal Control

Montreal Premiere

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  • Canada
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  • 2010
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  • 16 min
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  • HD
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  • English
WINNER: Best Narrative Short, Calgary International Film Festival 2011
Official Selection, South by Southwest 2011
Official Selection, Sitges 2010
Official Selection, Toronto International Film Festival 2010

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Director: Kire Paputts
Screenplay: Kire Paputts
Cast: Julian Richings
Producers: Kire Paputts, James Vandewater

Part of...

Small Gauge Trauma 2011   

Small Gauge Trauma 2011



The great Julian Richings (HARDCORE LOGO, CUBE) turns in one of the most compelling performances of his career as a lonely employee of an Animal Services institution. One of the most haunting films we’ve seen in years, ANIMAL CONTROL is a hellishly tragic vision of desolation that will leave you in tears. An instant landmark in the cinema of hard-hitting alienation, it could almost be likened to an animal lover’s COMBAT SHOCK or MARTIN. As profound and startling a film as one could ever hope to experience. Extraordinary.

—Mitch Davis

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