A gentle parody and loving homage to Chris Marker’s classic 1962 short La Jetée, La Puppé is also a tale of loss, fate and man’s reckless appetite for self-destruction—but with more jokes. Told in a series of starkly lit black-and-white still photographs, La Puppé features a surprisingly nuanced performance from Marty, the patriarch of the French New Wave Plush-Toy movement and the leading inanimate object working in film today.
Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare -- in this lush epic set in the 1870s, which finds Algren learning to respect the samurai and the honorable principles that rule them.
Four boyhood pals perform a heroic act and are changed by the powers they gain in return. Years later, on a hunting trip in the Maine woods, they're overtaken by a vicious blizzard that harbors an ominous presence.