A medieval nobleman and his squire are accidentally transported to contemporary times by a senile sorcerer. He enlists the aid of his descendent to try to find a way to return home, all the... See full summary »
An eccentric toymaker's last wish is that his brother takes over the running of the business. The brother is a military General, and is out of touch with toymaking, and out of touch with reality too. The business should really have been given to Leslie, who was much more like his toymaking father. When the General starts making weapons instead of toys, Leslie decides to take action. Written by
The scene where General Zevo is trying to kill a fly with his gun is a reference to a Confucius quote: "Never use a cannon to kill a fly." See more »
In the arcade scene, a cabinet of the Konami shoot 'em up Lightning Fighters is shown. However, upon seeing the game itself, it is actually the Sega flight simulator Strike Fighter. See more »
You know, you remind me a lot of my brother.
That's impossible. We're exact opposites.
That's what I mean. He's all silly and soft on the outside and on the inside he's really strong and you're just the opposite.
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A wonderfully misunderstood and neglected work of genius
This has to be one of my all-time favourite films, in the same league as "Run Lola Run", "Pi", and "Contact" for films that make you feel something you've always known to be true but just weren't quite aware of. Never have I seen such a subtle and innocent social critique. Amazing visuals, wacky sound effects, and a well-suited musical score add tremendously to the already brilliant plot. This film is much more than a simple movie, it is a work of art. Consider yourself lucky if you get to see this gem, for most will surely overlook it.
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