Weary of daily life in his native village of Chelm, Shmendrik sets out on a quest for knowledge that brings him to a new Chelm, a place remarkably like the old Chelm, down to the chicken's ... See full summary »

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Weary of daily life in his native village of Chelm, Shmendrik sets out on a quest for knowledge that brings him to a new Chelm, a place remarkably like the old Chelm, down to the chicken's reminiscent clucks. Based on a Jewish folk tale, Village of Idiots is the story of Shmendrik's new life and its uncanny closeness to his old life. Written by Anonymous

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Hilarious
25 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

Saw this on Canadian Comedy Shorts for the Comedy Network late at night. I loved it. The way the music runs with the narrative makes it presentable, and the narrative itself is pretty funny. It's one of the best shorts I've ever seen. Definitely deserves to be a classic.


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