The City of Lost Children is full with quirky and eccentric characters. A mad doctor, a geniuses brain in a fish tank, a circus strong man, a troop of wayward children, a sect of blindmen, 7 clones, little-people, a junky with his flies that go around with micro-sized hyperdermics, and a set of indentical twin witches.
I am not sure there is a plot, but the film is a madcap romp through the lens of the camera. The film is a videographer playground with so many rich shots that exude color and texture. The vidographers approuch reminds me of my days shooting with a lomo camera..
“- Krank: Irvin, you know all about feelings. Won't you try to help me? Won't you explain why all those children only have nightmares?
- L'oncle Irvin: Because you are their nightmare. You could persecute all the children in the world, but there's one thing you'll never have.
- Krank: What?
- L'oncle Irvin: A soul.”.
Screenshots and quotes are from The City of Lost Children.