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The Girl Without Hands puts a beautifully animated spin on its classic source material, underscored by a richly rewarding exploration of broadly appealing themes. Read critic reviews

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A miller sells his daughter to the devil. Although her purity protects her, the devil takes her hands away as punishment.

Cast & Crew

Anaïs Demoustier
La jeune fille
Françoise Lebrun
La mère
Sacha Bourdo
Le jardinier
Elina Löwensohn
La Déesse
Santi Minasi
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  • Writer-director (and co-editor) Sbastien Laudenbach strives and largely succeeds in his effort to produce a finished animated film with the vivacity and evocative power of a rough sketchbook.

    August 11, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • This striking animated adaption of a Brothers Grimm fairy tale makes a lean and dark story feel sweeping and warm.

    August 10, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Girl is a welcome reminder that animation doesn't have to be synonymous with realistically rendered CG, but can be a means of artistic expression as uniquely personal as a signature.

    August 2, 2017 | Full Review…
  • A formally daring convention-defier that, in ways both bold and subtle, puts most of its genre brethren to shame.

    July 28, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Laudenbach's style is haunting. Some of his artwork stops you in your tracks. What he does best is create a palpable sense of dread without pushing, without tilting into melodrama.

    July 21, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Although this film's style is soft and colorful, it does not rub out the emotional sharpness of a story dealing with betrayal, suicide and death.

    July 20, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Writer-director (and co-editor) Sbastien Laudenbach strives and largely succeeds in his effort to produce a finished animated film with the vivacity and evocative power of a rough sketchbook.

    August 11, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • This striking animated adaption of a Brothers Grimm fairy tale makes a lean and dark story feel sweeping and warm.

    August 10, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Girl is a welcome reminder that animation doesn't have to be synonymous with realistically rendered CG, but can be a means of artistic expression as uniquely personal as a signature.

    August 2, 2017 | Full Review…
  • A formally daring convention-defier that, in ways both bold and subtle, puts most of its genre brethren to shame.

    July 28, 2017 | Full Review…
  • The film feels like a more faithful version of the Grimm Brothers than we usually get from the edge-sanding Disney adaptations, but it ultimately cares more about splashing around in a pool of hippy-dippy aloofness than developing strong characters.

    March 29, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • I am certainly grateful for artists like Sébastien Laudenbach for reminding me that animation is still art and it can still be made by one man painting a story.

    February 6, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

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