French Roast

7 September 2011


French Roast is an animated short  created by Fabrice O. Joubert. It is Joubert's first short film but managed to get itself nominated for an Oscar last year. 

When you watch it we are sure you will agree that the nomination was well deserved.  Although the action takes place in a single Parisian cafe, there is plenty of it.

The animation is set circa1960. An uptight and snobbish businessman makes the horrifying (for him) discovery that he has forgotten to bring his wallet.  Mortified, he bides his time by ordering more coffee - to admit that he has no money is my far the worse option. He turns away a rather hirsuite and smelly homeless man who asks him for money, but finally, because of a more than curious turn of events, it is the homeless man who is unselfish enough to pay the businessman's bill thus saving him from embarrassment.


Find out how by watching the animation in its entirety!


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