I was completely mesmerized by the look of this film. I love that the characters “have character” but so little affectation as to be completely plausible in real life. Well, nearly. I found myself so absorbed by the world I was in, that I was only tangentially aware of a question on the fringes of my consciousness.. “and why am I in this world?” The film had a clever and unexpected answer that did not involve an apocalypse. This Oscar nominated film was the graduation project of a collective of 6 French 3d students calling themselves “Illogic,” and was produced by their college MoPA, the now independent CG arm of the famed French Digital Animation college Supinfocom .