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Plot, Details & Awards

The Lady and the Reaper

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Plot & Details

This animated comedy short from Spanish director Javier Recio Gracia - which utilizes no dialogue in its narrative - tells of a diminutive, prune-faced old woman who longs to join her deceased husband in the afterlife. One night, in her sleep, she begins to cross the barrier from one world to another, as her hand slips into the palm of the Grim Reaper - but seconds before she makes it, she is zapped back to life by the paddles of a defibrillator, operated by a surgeon and a team of nurses. This ignites a slapstick battle between one side and the other, as the reaper and the surgery team compete to wrest control over the woman's fate.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Animated Short Javier Recio Gracia Nominated
2009 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Animated Short Nominated

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