Directed By
Produced By
Written By
Karine Binaux, Olivier Gilbert and Samuel Tourneux
Release Date
9 minutes

Even Pigeons Go to Heaven (French: Même les pigeons vont au paradis and also known as Even Fools Go to Heaven) is a 2007 French short film directed by Samuel Tourneux. Tourneux also wrote the film with Karine Binaux and Olivier Gilbert, while Pierre Buffin produced the film. It was nominated for the Best Animated Short Film award at the 2007 Academy Awards.

Plot Edit

Mr. Moulin is an elderly miser living by himself who, after climbing on a stack of books on a stepstool, falls when it collapses but is saved by the local priest who had beaten the Grim Reaper in arriving at his home. While falling, Moulin had accidentally knocked a red sock containing his life's savings off the top shelf. The priest, seeing the money, promises Moulin that he has a device to insure his salvation, having led a life full of sin. The priest unveils a tank with several port holes but Moulin is still unconvinced. Moulin is given a free ride with the priest putting on a show to simulate a trip to Heaven, exploiting Moulin's poor eyesight.

Moulin signs over his life savings in return for the machine as the priest begins counting the money. The Grim Reaper then arrives and announces that he is late in collecting Mr. Moulin who died when he fell earlier in the film. The Grim Reaper mentions a red sock and, thinking quickly, Moulin points to the priest who is holding the sock while counting the money. The Grim Reaper slashes the priest with his scythe, splattering blood across Moulin. The Grim Reaper leaves, saying he will see him soon. A nervous Moulin enters the priests contraption and pushes a red button, locking the doors and trapping him inside.

Release dates Edit

Country Name Notes
France January 27, 2007 Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival
France August 1, 2007 Lama Film Festival
United States of America February 15, 2008

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