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Padak 2012

  • Dae-hee Lee
  • July 25, 2012
  • 78 mins
  • Korean
  • Animation
Padak is beautiful and cruel, sad and lively. Planned in 2007, this feature-length CG animation film shares the realistic trend of the recent Korean animation, but manages not to lose the delicate sensibility inherent to animation. The world seen by the live fish in the water tank of a sushi restaurant shows the stifling modern city life of people who live according to set rules. The fish do not know when their life would end, and the power game and conflicts created in small tank provide interesting allegories. The unique characters tailored for a mackerel, flatfish and bass add funny and moving stories. The fish’s movement and water texture enhance the true beauty of animation. Also, musical-style scenes that appear at intervals display a feast of colors and lines flowing across the screen with sorrowful music, as if to console the exhausted life of city people.

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Padak is beautiful and yet so cruel and sad story.
The world seen through the eyes of live fish in the water tank of a sushi restaurant, who are waiting there to die and eaten by humans or other fish.
While most just sit there and waiting for their end to come, 1 fish made the difference and tried to escape out of the horrible conditions and badly treated place they are living in.
This movie surely has a deeper meaning, something to think about for when you order some fish next time to eat.
No animal needs to die in order for me to live.
And every animal wants to survive just as much as you and me do.
Peace, Love & Vegan ♥

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