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Idiots and Angels
Directed by Bill Plympton • 2008 • United States
An embittered misanthrope is transformed into a reluctant do-gooder when a pair of angelic wings with a mind of their own sprouts from his back in this riotously surreal tale of unwanted redemption from animation visionary Bill Plympton. Told entirely without dialogue through a free-flowing rush of noir-tinged imagery and set to a soundtrack that includes Tom Waits and Pink Martini, IDIOTS AND ANGELS finds Plympton applying his characteristic dark humor to an outlandish exploration of the tension between good and evil.