Nim's Winter tale

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This story is 8 minutes long and relies heavily upon mood and atmosphere, so if you are into blood, action and violence, be warned!
Hi there everyone! It took me well over an hour to find out how to change my comments here, I finally made it. First of all I would like to thank each and one of you who are writing reviews here. I have spent all day keeping updated and I am sorry I have not been able to answer any of your comments, it would just take the rest of my life. As this field has a restriction of max 4,096 characters I will take the opportunity to answer one frequent question. Why does Nim hang the key outside his door? This is some of the Swedish mentality, we have always believed in truthfulness. And if you can not trust a stranger that grabs the key from the hanger to enter your house, then who can you trust? Today, I am sad to say, this mentality is just a pale shadow of its former glory. But Nim still believes in it.
And again, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your time and efforts, I do read all the posts, and I do listen to all kinds of criticism.



Excellent beyond anything

Truthfully, I only have patience to watch excellent movies, and after a while on this site, I have found numerous movies that are worth mentioning, and I like to have the honour of including yours on my list. It is meaningful and it shows other people (who aren't Swedish) your valued culture, traditions and beliefs.
I agree with you: we should be able to hang our golden, shiny keys next to our doors and not worry a thing about it.
I enjoyed the movie even more when it's snowing outside (amazingly in May).
Also, it made more sense at the end for those who has the patience to watch it, as it reveals that Nim is in fact a pixie. Magical beings are to be respected, and this film showed it.
Finally, I think that if it was English audio, the portrayal of the theme would not be carried across as effectively as it had been in Swedish. Besides, foreign languages are cool XD

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it was lovely...so beautiful..

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Happy flashes are rare in the portal, and it's rather nice to see that some of the best flashes are the happier ones. Outstanding artistry. Everything from Nim to Russ, the horse, the forest... everything was well drawn and drew me in. The pink camels threw me off, but it definitely established the fact that Nim was dreaming. The animation was fluid and crisp. The smallest details weren't overlooked. From the sleeping giant, to Russ's breathing, to the smoke from the stacks, it all flowed extremely well. The music selection was superb. It really established this rural, easygoing theme that permeated this flash. I do have to admit Mr. Flannigan's music has a slight Celtic tone to it, which seemed out of place in a Sweedish film. Still, it was fitting.

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Sweet :3

And it's just like a fairy tale. :) Nothing unpleasant, just simple and wonderful.

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Beautiful storytelling, and great use of tweens on the lanterns and the sled. I can imagine how long it must have taken you to put this together. ^^

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4.25 / 5.00

May 3, 2005
3:55 AM EDT
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