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Meat Love (1989)

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Two pieces of meat fall in love.

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Two pieces of meat fall in love.

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9 November 2011 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

For decades, Czech filmmaker Jan Švankmajer has been one of the main purveyors of stop motion animation from Eastern Europe. His "Zamilované maso" ("Meat Love" in English) is a prime example. The entire movie -- lasting about 1 minute -- features two slices of meat in a relationship. There's dancing, and even a mildly erotic scene. But it all must come to an end.

Probably the main rule in fiction is that there are no rules. Švankmajer's work always features some bizarre stuff (but always enjoyable). Ditto fellow Czech animator Jiří Barta, whose version of "The Pied Piper" has to be seen to be believed. I understand that they both got influenced by Jiří Trnka (who is know as the Walt Disney of Eastern Europe), but I've never seen any of his work. Watching some of Švankmajer's work, I can see how he influenced Terry Gilliam.

Anyway, worth seeing.


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