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10 Ratings

Anatomy of a Paperclip

Yamamori Clip Koujou no Atari

Directed by Ikeda Akira
Japan, 2013


This is a droll, deadpan story about Kogure, a sad-sack loner who finds himself living through—or perhaps imagining—a relationship with a butterfly in human form. Kogure has a McJob on the production line of a small workshop which makes paperclips by hand.

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Anatomy of a Paperclip Directed by Ikeda Akira

Awards & Festivals

International Film Festival Rotterdam

2014 | 2 wins including: Hivos Tiger Award

Vancouver International Film Festival

2013 | 2 wins including: Award for Young Cinema