Operation X-70

Belgium, 1972

Film
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A satire on “scientific” warfare in which the new X-70 gas is accidentally dropped on a friendly nation, creating a surprising mutation. Won Special Jury Prize, Cannes International Film Festival 1972. Etchings by Marc Ampe, Animation by Willy Verschelde. Includes voice-over by Leonard Cohen amongst others.

Credits

director

Raoul Servais

production company

Pen Films

Language

English

Duration

00:10:13:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

31635

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Film festivals - France - Cannes - Awards

Animation

Animation → Animated films - Belgium

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → War

Comedy

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Political satire

Fantasy & Science Fiction

Fantasy & Science Fiction → Science fiction films

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Mutation (Biology)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Belgium

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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