An excellent application of Flash. Whoever designed that understands their audience and the medium.
daamsie, I have a B.A. in Film/English Literature. I watch a *lot* of films, and most of them would be considered arthouse. I've even crewed on some!
The mediums are different. They have unique demands and expectations. Cinemas have a captive audience who bear passive witness, and expect immediate visual and aural satisfaction.
People on the web have a back button and are working interactively. You have to gain permission to make them sit through something. Many Flash sites assume they have that permission when they do not. The Egyptological site above is a fine example of first gaining permission from the audience.
Apart from anything else, your average web designer is not Jean Pierre Jeunet ;)