“Undone”, a series that we love madly

For the US site IndieWire, it is “a mind-blowing TV magic trick”. For the British daily The Guardian, a series of“breathtakingly beautiful” and “a pure hallucinatory happiness”. After a three-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Undone is back on Amazon Prime. And TV critics immediately fell under the spell of this series like no other.

Original process

Created by Kate Purdy and Raphael Bob-Waksberg, to whom we already owed BoJack Horseman (on Netflix), Undone has the particularity of using the technique of rotoscoping: the scenes are shot with real actors, then the real images are transformed into animated images, which can be reworked at leisure. An ideal process for “to evoke a moving world, where existence is fluid and where the fantastic comes to envelop and interfere in everyday life like a climbing plant”, highlighted A.V. Club, an American cultural news site.

In the first season, Alma (played by Rosa Salazar) was investigating the death of her father, Jacob (Bob Odenkirk), who was the victim of a car accident years before. The young woman, hard of hearing, discovered that she had the power to manipulate time. “Still, you never knew if Alma’s power was real or if it was just a symptom of his mental illness,” remember The Guardian. The rotos technique

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