Animated film satire of self-indulgence in a hungry world. Rapidly dissolving, reshaping images, made with the aid of a computer, create a stark contrast between abundance and want. A man ... See full summary »
On a dark night, as the clock strikes eight, a mother sends her child upstairs to bed with only a candle for light. The child is wary, then frightened. The child hears something climbing ... See full summary »
This is a 7-minute, award-winning, animated movie by the late Polish director Rszard Czekala. He was not even 30 when he made this back in 1970. It's an example of animation which is not joyful and bright, but black-and-white and scarily atmospheric. The language is German, but it's basically just a couple words repeated again and again. "Nieder!" means "Down!". "Auf!" means "Up!". and "Feuer"" means "Fire!" These are the commands shouted by the general in charge. The soldiers depicted in here look pretty intimidating and there is something spooky about the entire short film. It wasn't bad, but not really interesting to watch either. Even if it depicts the horrors of war realistically (or maybe because of that), I don't feel a need to watch it anytime soon again I have to say.
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