Saw Fantastic planet for the animation tournament as well as for this countdown. It had an interesting concept, original animation and was quite a good film. Unfortunately for it, it was up against Perfect Blue I believe, so no dice. Haven't ever heard of World on a wire, but it seems to have a following here, so might check it out sometime.
Why not just kill them? I'll do it! I'll run up to Paris - bam, bam, bam, bam. I'm back before week's end. We spend the treasure. How is this a bad plan?