La Valse Mecanique (The Mechanical Waltz) delights through animation and symbolism. Animation physics of puppets was almost perfect. Puppet steps are done well especially during steps down a staircase. Use of accessories like an umbrella, unfortunately, was tweaked as it would've cut across the puppeteer's ropes. Beyond animation, however, is a strong, vivid, and a multitude use of symbolism. From the cutting of ropes, to ropes stitched tight on a mouth, viewers will be delighted to decipher all the symbols present in the film.