The stamp that moves
The world's "smallest and shortest film" appears on a new lenticular stamp created for the Dutch postal service TNT. KesselsKramer asked director Anton Corbijn to shoot the one-second film, which features actress Carice van Houten...
The Amsterdam and London-based agency were commissioned to "develop new innovations in stamps" and the result is a small lenticular stamp that contains 30 frames of film. 350,000 have been printed and are available from Dutch post offices.
Corbijn's film, at a mere one-second in length, is a strange little thing. Dutch actress Carice van Houten stands in front of a windmill facing the camera and proceeds to bite down on an unidentified finger.
The action apparently references a rather more innocent-looking Dutch stamp designed in 1951 by Cas Oorthuys (above) which shows a beaming Dutch girl complete with a windmill in the background.
Maybe it was those teeth that haunted Corbijn all these years?
Here's the film that appears as a lenticular on the new stamp (following a relatively lengthy title sequence).
The film was launched during the Dutch Film Festival's 30th anniversary celebrations last month. See kesselskramer.com.
I can't wait for the director's cut.
If they showed this on Chanel 5 there would be a break for the news half way through.
I'm definitely holding out for the extras....
Love it, very smart innovation
When will be out on blueray?
You should see what she bites in the 50c version.
Only the dutch....
where's the trailer?
I wish 'Mamma Mia' had lasted this long when I was made to sit through it.
Just updated the story having been in touch with KK. There are 350,000 of these being printed and they will be available from Dutch post offices
Interesting use of props!
damn it... I blinked.
a renowned ad agency, a world famous photographer and a big (dutch) cinema star are apparently not always a guarantee for success, let's be honest it's a bit kitsch this one, nice strapline 'the smallest and shortest film' but the result is underwhelming
Anyone live near a Dutch post office?
Someone film this in action on an envelope please!
We have just completed the first every UK motionstamp issue for Royal Mail in the UK. Much more high brow!
Why in the world would the Dutch make a postage stamp with a girl biting down on someone else's finger?!? Is this some type of weird Dutch Humor?
Perhaps Michael Caine had a point in the Austin Powers' Goldmember Film!!!
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