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The nominated Live Action Shorts:AT NIGHT; Denmark Oscar Nominees: Christian E. Christiansen & Louise Vesth.Drama 40 minutes Danish w/ English subtitlesThree young women share their problems while spending the holidays in a hospital cancer ward.IL SUPPLENTE (THE SUBSTITUTE); Italy Oscar Nominee: Andrea Jublin.Comedy 17 minutes Italian w/ English subtitlesThe arrival of an unusual newcomer galvanizes the students in a high school classroom.LE MOZART DES PICKPOCKETS (THE MOZART OF PICKPOCKETS); France Oscar Nominee: Philippe Pollet-VillardComedy 31 minutes French w/ English subtitlesA pair of unlucky thieves find their fortunes have changed when they take in a deaf homeless boy.TANGHI ARGENTINI; Belgium Oscar Nominees: Guido Thys and Anja DaelemansComedy 13 minutes French w/ English subtitlesA man who must learn to dance the tango in two weeks asks an office colleague for help.THE TONTO WOMAN; United Kingdom Oscar Nominees: Daniel Barber and Matthew BrownDrama 36 minutes EnglishA cattle rustler meets a woman who is living in isolation after being held prisoner for eleven years by the Mojave Indians.The nominated Animated Shorts:I MET THE WALRUS; Canada Oscar Nominee: Josh Raskin5 minutes English 2D Animation DocumentaryIn 1969 fourteen-year-old Jerry Levitan snuck into John Lennon s hotel room with his tape recorder and persuaded him to do an interview.MADAME TUTLI-PUTLI; Canada Oscar Nominees: Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski17 minutes Silent Claymation/CGI DramaA timid woman boards a mysterious night train and has a series of frightening experiences.MEME LES PIGEONS VONT AU PARADIS (EVEN PIGEONS GO TO HEAVEN); France Oscar Nominees: Samuel Tourneux and Simon Vanesse9 minutes French w/ English subtitles CGIA priest tries to sell an ol
Largely unseen by the public at Oscar time, 2007's Academy Award-nominated short subjects are given their due in this collection of these remarkable live-action and animated films. Included here are the Oscar winners "The Mozart of Pickpockets," in which a homeless boy becomes a good-luck charm for a pair of unsuccessful thieves, and the animated "Peter & the Wolf," a dark retelling of Prokofiev's musical tale of a boy, his animal friends, and a certain carnivorous wolf. Also featured here are the live-action nominees "At Night," "The Substitute," "Tanghi Argentini," "The Tonto Woman," and the animated nominees "I Met the Walrus," "Madame Tutli-Putli," "Even Pigeons Go to Heaven," and "My Love."