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Three Musketeers, The

Original title: tre musketerer, De
German title: drei Musketiere, Die
Latvia, Denmark, 2006

Director: Cimermanis, Janis & Fredholm, Gert
Production company: Zentropa, Film Studio Aboom Ltd.
Age recommendation: 5 years and up

Synopsis:
The classic tale of how young D'Artagnan leaves his family and joins the King's Musketeers in Paris during the reign of Louis XIII is retold using puppet, stop-motion animation. Initially, the young swordsman offends each Musketeer in turn and faces the prospect of a series of duels until they join forces against their common enemy, the corrupt Cardinal who aims to dishonour the royal family and seize ultimate power for himself. Inevitably, plenty of swashbuckling swordplay follows, along with a lighthearted take on intrigue and duplicity in the French court. Five years in the making, The Three Musketeers has been painstakingly crafted by some of Europe's top animators and is clearly a labour of love for all involved. At a time when CGI animated films are saturating the family entertainment market, it is surprisingly welcome to find such an enjoyable and traditionally made film. While embracing Dumas' classic novel, this is an original piece that will keep audiences amused and entertained. The Festival will be screening the English language version of this film.
Justin Johnson, London Film Festival 2006

Comments:
Puppet animation based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas.

Sprockets Toronto 2007:
This timeless tale from Alexandre Dumas’s classic novel is flawlessly recreated with stunning puppet animation.

Festivals:
Schlingel Chemnitz 2006 (awarded), London Film Festival 2006, Leeds 2007, Sprockets Toronto 2007, BUFF Malmö 2007, Chicago 2007, Cinekid Amsterdam 2007, Cinemagic Belfast 2007, Vienna 2007, Oulu 2007, Stockholm Junior 2008

World sales address/es:
TrustNordisk Int. Sales (DK)

Sold to:
Nordisk Film Biografdistr. (DK)
Jef (BE)
Twin Film (NL)