Rats

March 21, 2008 at 11:42 am (blog)

Last month I was not pleased when Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud’s film Persepolis lost the Oscar for best animation to Ratatouille. Aside from the fact that Persepolis beat Ratatouille hands-down in terms of story — the latter was let down by its limp final scene — a win would have been a worthy rebuff to Iran’s Islamist clerics. Curious, though, isn’t it — a film about rats who run a kitchen trouncing one about rats who run a country.

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