The Most Precious of Cargoes

La plus précieuse des marchandises

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VERDICT: Michel Hazanavicius’s (‘The Artist’) long-cherished animation project ‘The Most Precious of Cargoes’, bowing in Cannes competition, nimbly combines a classic, grim fairy tale with the horrors of the Holocaust in a well-made but sentimental tale whose audience is unclear.

A band of illiterate woodcutters in an unnamed East European country, sometime during World War 2, r
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