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27 Ratings

One Day a Man Bought a House

Huset på kampen

Directed by Pjotr Sapegin
Norway, 1998
Animation, Short


A man buys a house on a hill. A rat was there first, and proves to be unusually difficult to remove; it seems to think all the man’s attempts to kill it are actually gifts. It loves the taste of the poison, thinks the trap is a sculpture, and so forth.

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One Day a Man Bought a House Directed by Pjotr Sapegin

Awards & Festivals

Chicago International Film Festival

1999 | Winner: Best Animated Short Film (Silver Hugo)

Brussels Film Festival

2000 | Winner: Best European Short (Golden Iris)

Amanda Awards (Norway)

1998 | Winner: Best Short Film

Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival

1999 | Special Mention: Best Animated Short Film

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