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Belmondo

Director: Annette Carle / Country: Switzerland / Year: 2004 / Type: Short / Duration: 11 mins / Festivals & Awards: Fantafestival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

A little boy is standing with his mother in front of the toyshop „Belmondo“. He has a special wish. He would love to get a toy airplane from his mother. As she doesn’t want to fulfil his dream, he curses her and flees into a dream world with his own... Read more »

Calvaire

Director: Fabrice Du Welz / Country: France, Belgium, Luxembourg / Year: 2004 / Duration: 88 mins / Festivals & Awards: Imagine Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d'Argent

A singer's car breaks down deep in the woods. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

Cinemare

Director: CHRZU Christer Lindström / Country: Finland / Year: 2004 / Type: Short / Duration: 9 mins / Festivals & Awards: Espoo Ciné International Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

A guy has the world's worst meta-experience in this brilliant animated film. The main character is out doing crappy graffiti when he's attacked, beats him self free, finds a dead man with a ticket in his hand and then is "led" by this ticket to a, to... Read more »

City Paradise

Director: Gaëlle Denis / Country: United Kingdom / Year: 2004 / Type: Short / Duration: 6 mins / Festivals & Awards: Sitges - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

London is a big city, and for those new to it, it can sometimes seem quite scary. But Tomoko, who arrives from Japan to learn English, accidentally discovers a mysterious, secret city underground inhabited by friendly little aliens and beautiful... Read more »

Daddy's Boy

Director: Toni Harman / Country: United Kingdom / Year: 2004 / Type: Short / Duration: 10 mins / Festivals & Awards: Lund International Fantastic Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

Rae is trying to convince his great love to give up on other men. And, as we all know the way to a man´s heart is through food, or is it the dog´s food? (Source: LIFFF) Read more »

Evilenko

Director: David Grieco / Country: Italy / Year: 2004 / Type: Feature / Duration: 111 mins / Festivals & Awards: Fantafestival / Feature Film Méliès d'Argent

Based on the true story of A. R. Cikatilo, also known as the monster of Rostov. A. R. Evilenko is a serial killer who killed and ate more than 50 children in old Soviet Republic. V. T. Lesiev is the detective who tracks down and catches him. (Source:... Read more »

Hotel

Director: Jessica Hausner / Country: Germany, Austria / Year: 2004 / Type: Feature / Duration: 83 mins / Festivals & Awards: Fanomenon - Leeds International Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d'Argent

When Irene gets a job as a hotel maid she soon finds out that the previous girl disappeared in mysterious circumstances. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

Hypos

Director: David Carreras / Country: Spain / Year: 2004 / Type: Feature / Duration: 93 mins / Festivals & Awards: Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d'Argent

The horror of being dead. The nightmare of still being alive. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

Monsters

Director: Robert Morgan / Country: United Kingdom / Year: 2004 / Type: Short / Duration: 12 mins 30 secs / Festivals & Awards: Fanomenon - Leeds International Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

A young boy, from a wicked and largely disinterested family, begins to turn to animal cruelty for satisfaction. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

Moonglow

Director: Peter Ghesquière / Country: Belgium / Year: 2004 / Type: Short / Duration: 16 mins / Festivals & Awards: Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

An eight-year-old boy along with his parents reside in a dictorial regime, many ambiguous things take place with them. The wife witnesses the murder of her husband; knowing that the life of her son will collapse, she keeps her husbands death a secret.... Read more »

Murielle Moi Non Plus

Director: Christine Guilbaud / Country: France / Year: 2004 / Type: Short / Duration: 11 mins 50 secs / Festivals & Awards: Utopiales - Festival International de Science-Fiction de Nantes / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

Once upon a time there was the man and his machine, Murielle, a neuromatrix of the lastest generation. The man maintains real couple reports with Murielle. She satisfies all his physical and psychological needs thanks to two visible interfaces: a... Read more »

Personne n'est parfait

Director: Christophe Clamaron / Country: France / Year: 2004 / Type: Short / Duration: 14 mins / Festivals & Awards: Utopiales - Festival International de Science-Fiction de Nantes / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

Ever liked your job? How about so much that you would be willing to kill to get it done? No this isn’t a military flick he’s a janitor or it’s a janitor… this crazy robot world will drive our poor hero crazy or more likely to deactivation. (Source: RIIF) Read more »

Strings

Director: Anders Rønnow Klarlund / Country: Sweden, Norway, Denmark, United Kingdom / Year: 2004 / Type: Feature / Duration: 88 mins / Festivals & Awards: Espoo Ciné International Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d'Argent

A prince leaves his city and sets off to avenge his father not aware his father wasn't murdered and in-reality committed suicide and soon learns the truth about his people from a warrior woman. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

Tea Break

Director: Sam Walker / Country: United Kingdom / Year: 2004 / Type: Short / Duration: 6 mins / Festivals & Awards: San Sebastian Horror & Fantasy Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

A rather gruesome - if darkly comic - short film, following a factory worker going about his job. Except in this case, the creatures being beheaded on the conveyor belt are of the human variety. Stoical in the face of terror, will his 11am tea break... Read more »

Tears of Kali

Director: Andreas Marschall / Country: Germany / Year: 2004 / Type: Feature / Duration: 106 mins / Festivals & Awards: Cinénygma Luxembourg International Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d'Argent

The eerie stories around the Taylor-Eriksson group and their members are told in three episodes, SHAKTI, KALI, DEVI, embedded in a frame plot. This group tried to re-define the limits of self-finding, sex and violence. Starting as a psychological... Read more »

The Carpenter and his Clumsy Wife

Director: Peter Foott / Country: Ireland / Year: 2004 / Type: Short / Duration: 14 mins / Festivals & Awards: Ravenna Nightmare Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

A carpenter repairs what he believes to be his wife's inadequacies. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

The Dreamer

Director: Oskar Santos / Country: Spain / Year: 2004 / Type: Short / Duration: 15 mins / Festivals & Awards: Sitges - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

A doctor in 17th century Spain is hired to examine the condition of a man who sleeps unnaturally much. He finds that the man escapes reality into a dream world where he finds hapiness, but can the doctor determine to what world he truly belongs?... Read more »

The Hidden Face

Director: Elbert van Strien / Country: The Netherlands / Year: 2004 / Type: Short / Duration: 15 mins / Festivals & Awards: Espoo Ciné International Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

Eight-year-old Lisa feels something is wrong with her grandma. Is grandma still grandma, or is she someone else? Eerie thriller shows the puzzling world through a child's eyes. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

The Last Minute

Director: Nicolas Salis / Country: France / Year: 2004 / Type: Short / Duration: 15 mins / Festivals & Awards: Fantasporto - Oporto International Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent, Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Or

“La Dernière Minute,” or the temporal adventures of a pair of twins, one who’s ahead of time and the other always late, in a world where punctuality is the rule of thumb. When our story begins, the driving principle was “a time for each and everyone”…... Read more »

The Machinist

Director: Brad Anderson / Country: Spain / Year: 2004 / Type: Feature / Duration: 101 mins / Festivals & Awards: Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d'Argent

An industrial worker who hasn't slept in a year begins to doubt his own sanity. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

The Next One

Director: Lluís Quílez / Country: Spain / Year: 2004 / Type: Short / Duration: 16 mins / Festivals & Awards: Cinénygma Luxembourg International Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

All of us hide some demon inside, and we don't stop looking for him until he find us. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

The Ten Steps

Director: Brendan Muldowney / Country: Ireland / Year: 2004 / Type: Short / Duration: 10 mins / Festivals & Awards: Ravenna Nightmare Film Festival / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

Set in Ireland, a family moves to a new city neighborhood, taking residence in a large, old house that is rumored to have a dodgy past. Their young daughter Katie is caught in a power outage while the parents are out to dinner, and her father insists... Read more »

They Came Back

Director: Robin Campillo / Country: France / Year: 2004 / Type: Feature / Duration: 102 mins / Festivals & Awards: Fantasporto - Oporto International Film Festival / Feature Film Méliès d'Argent

The lives of the residents of a small French town are changed when thousands of the recently dead inexplicably come back to life and try to integrate themselves into society that has changed for them. (Source: IMDB) Read more »

U 43

Director: Anna Kuczynski, Wolf Mocikat / Country: Germany / Year: 2004 / Type: Short / Duration: 20 mins / Festivals & Awards: FanCine Málaga - Festival de Cine Fantástico / Short Film Méliès d'Argent

April 1942. The crew of the German submarine 'U 43' puts out to sea. Soon, the routine is interrupted by mysterious incidents. The situation escalates when the submarine can't resurface. (Source: IMDB) Read more »