I Lost My Body

I Lost My Body

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Award-winning animated film about a severed hand's search for its body and a young man's search for a girl he's crushing on. Based on the novel Happy Hand from Guillaume Laurant, Oscar-nominated co-writer of 2001's Amélie.

201981 minsFranceFrench with English subtitles
AnimatedFantasyRomanceWorld CinemaFestival & Independent

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I Lost My Body | Reviews

97%87 reviews

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Flicks

Flicks, Liam Maguren

On one hand, the bog-standard love story amuses but never resonates. Fortunately, the other hand fights rats, dodges traffic, and does all sorts of insane things you’ve never witnessed in a film.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

At once creepy and melancholic, I Lost My Body employs its unlikely horror scenario to channel something deeper and darker, going beyond the mere sensational to arrive at the personal.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

If it’s slightly hampered by a generic love story and pie-in-the-sky teenage pontificating, I Lost My Body should still rank among the year’s most original and peculiar films. Hands down.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

Anyone who’s willing to meet this movie on its own terms and roll with the dream logic it requires will be rewarded with a resonantly cathartic saga about the struggle to find beauty in a world that forces us to leave parts of ourselves behind.

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Variety

Variety

I’d hazard to say it’s one of the most original and creative animated features I’ve ever seen: macabre, of course — how could it be otherwise, given the premise? — but remarkably captivating and unexpectedly poetic in the process.

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Total Film

Total Film

A meditation on fractured identity, heightened by the hand’s poignant hope for reconciliation. Director/co-writer Clapin sensitively combines melancholy with an ultimately life-affirming message.

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I Lost My Body | Release Details

I Lost My Body is available to stream in New Zealand now on Netflix.