A starving gendarme, wasting away from hunger, is reduced to grabbing castoff snacks from fat American tourists. When he sees as old woman feeding pigeons, in desperation he hits on the ... See full summary »
A handmade stop-motion fairy tale for adults that tells the tale of the struggle between the aristocratic White Mice and the rustic Creatures Who Dwell Under the Oak over the doll of their heart's desire.
A very free adaptation of Marlowe's 'Doctor Faustus', Goethe's 'Faust' and various other treatments of the old legend of the man who sold his soul to the devil. Svankmajer's Faust is a ... See full summary »
When a childless couple learn that they cannot have children, it causes great distress. To ease his wife's pain, the man finds a piece of root in the backyard and chops it and varnishes it into the shape of a child. However the woman takes the root as her baby and starts to pretend that it is real. When the root takes life they seem to have gained a child; but its appetite is much greater than a ... See full summary »
"One Night in one City" is a compilation of short stories that take place in a dark city, where strange beings had to deal with strange, surreal situations. I found this Czech animated film to be original, interesting and enjoyable. I liked all the characters, and I found the stories to be charming and funny(Despite the darkness of them) This movie has no dialogue, only music and sounds. In many aspects, this reminds me a lot to the animated film "Krysar"(The Pied Piper of Hamelin) but with a more light-hearted and optimistic tone. My favorite story was the first one, which is the best. But the others are quite interesting too. This movie deserves more appreciation and recognition. I recommend it to anyone.
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