Stromae - Papaoutai
Last year the most popular video on French TV and the number one song in France and Belgium was “Papaoutai” by Belgian singer Stromae. The tune and rhythms are appealing and unusual; the video is compelling and, ultimately, moving. Though the title sounds like it could be a word in an African language, it is actually meant to be understood by French speakers as meaning “Papa, où t’es?” which translates as “Dad, where are you?” The song and the story of the video refer to the absence of Stromae’s father, who was killed in the Rwandan genocide of 1994. The plaintive cry of the singer who feels the absence of his father is also expressed in the child in the video who begs his mannequin-like father to come to life.
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There’s nothing better, than a well done hand crafted, animated piece of work. Mad respect.
One scene shows her reblogging in tumblr. Now i’m reblogging her.
"Takuya Hosogane goes anime in this new music video for Jin, but keeps his sly sense of humor. Takuya says that he wanted to create a piece that referenced the experience of browsing through a tumblr of animated GIFs: gloriously random with awesome moments of synchronicity. And, in a true win for the Internet, someone’s already taken the video and reblogged it on tumblr it as an animated GIF.” - Motionographer
The Making Of video is neat, too.
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One of the animators,BAHI JD is also on tumblr !! Do check it out! He also animate for the show, Space Dandy.
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Stromae - Papaoutai
The video shows a young boy trying to interact with his unresponsive father (played by Stromae) who sits motionless, his expression and body resembling that of a mannequin, while outside other fathers and sons dance together. In the end the son joins Stromae on the sofa, assuming a rigid, lifeless position identical to his father’s. It refers to absence of the father of Stromae, who was killed in the 1994 Rwandan Genocide.
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-And you won’t bring me down! And you won’t bring me down-
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