Topic: Brickfilm of the Week: The New Neighbour (September 25, 2015)
This week’s Brickfilm of the Week is Henri & Edmond - The New Neighbour by Maxime Marion.
The New Neighbour is a 2008 comedy brickfilm by Maxime Marion. It follows Henri and Edmond as they look for Henri's missing cat and discover they have a mysterious new neighbour, who invites them over for dinner. It is Marion's first brickfilm and was nominated for six Bricks in Motion Awards, including Best Film, winning Best Sound Design.
While I'm sure pretty much everyone here is familiar with Henri and Edmond, I have encountered some who seem unaware that their adventures began before Copyright. The series has been a major stand-out since the beginning, with The New Neighbour impressing during a time when it seemed like every other release was a new duo film. Also, it's about a strange and moustachioed neighbour, which is always a good thing. While Copyright is without a doubt the masterpiece of the series, I believe The New Neighbour stands as a phenomenal debut and a marvellous film in its own right.
What are your thoughts on The New Neighbour? What did you like about it? Did you have a favourite moment?