A Dark Animated Comedy About Pest Exterminators on an Alien Planet

What’s the line between genocide and pest control? The two exterminators in the animated short Bûche Royale view themselves as ordinary working stiffs on a foreign planet, but their coworker patter is punctuated by the systematic eradication of a native species.

Advertisement

Sarah Amrani, Aline Lesage, and Lucy Vallin made Bûche Royale at Angoulême’s Ecole des Métiers du Cinéma d’Animation. Maybe we need more cute, heartstring-plucking aliens in our alien-human war movies.

Advertisement

[via Kuriositas]

Share This Story

Get our newsletter

DISCUSSION

residentpony
ResidentPony

Completely unrealistic. The humans were speaking French, yet they did not immediately surrender to their prey.