Video: I don't know what Italian animators Salvatore Murgia and Dario Imbrogno mean by this: "OTTO is a video created with the intention to talk in a metaphorical and abstract way about the natural circle of events, which often switches the rules of the characters involved." But I know you should watch it because it's great.
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