Operation X-70 (1971)



Synopsis:

A mighty state is experimenting with a new nerve gas that doesn’t kill, but numbs people. By accident some of the gas is dropped on a peaceful country ‘Nebelux’, where suddenly strange mutations appear.

“For Operation X-70 the backgrounds were made with prints from copper etchings by Marc Ampe. Willy Verschelde adapted the character designs by giving them an etching-like appearance”.


Awards:

1972: Special Prize : International Film Festival – Cannes (France).

1972: First Prize : International Animation Film Festival – Zagreb (Croatia).

1972: Honorary Prize: National Film Festival – Knokke (Belgium)

1972: Public Prize: Film International – Antwerp (Belgium).

Technical File:

– Format: 35mm

– Colour

– Frame: 1 x 1.33

– Sound: Optical – Mono

– Length: 9’30”

– Original version: English

– Directed by: Raoul Servais

– Script: Raoul Servais

– Animation: Willy Verschelde

– Backgrounds: Marc Ampe

– Music: Arsène Souffriau

– Produced by: Anagram, realized with the support of the French Community of Belgium


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