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The story of a small Esterhazy and his research of Bunnies's Paradies that truly existed between East and West part of the Berlin Wall.



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Credited cast:
Jolanta Fraszynska ...
Roma Gasiorowska ...
Krzysztof Kowalewski ...
Bohdan Lazuka ...
Maria Peszek ...
Mimi (voice)
Maciej Stuhr ...
Esterhazy (voice)
Wiktor Zborowski ...
Patriarch (voice)


The story of a small Esterhazy and his research of Bunnies's Paradies that truly existed between East and West part of the Berlin Wall.

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german wall | year 1989 | See All (2) »


story of the Berlin bunnies' paradise


Animation | Short


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4 December 2009 (Poland)  »

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Written and Performed by Ideal
Released on Innovative Communication
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The historic context saves this movie
30 June 2015 | by (Berlin, Germany) – See all my reviews

This is a 25-minute animated short film from 6 years ago. It is about an Austrian rabbit coming from a wealthy dynasty, but things are not as great anymore, so he is forced to go to Berlin as apparently, there are many female rabbits living and they possess a grand physics. Afterward, director Izabela Plucinska, who also came up with the screenplay based on a story by famous German writer Hans Magnus Enzensberger, tells us randomly about generic bunny references such as holding them as pets, rabbit meat in restaurants and even an Easter Bunny reference. Nothing memorable here really and not very creative either, but I guess she had to push it over the 20-minute mark somehow. But the end is pretty rewarding then again as we see how the protagonist discovers the green stripe between the two sides of the Berlin Wall, which really existed and was a paradise for rabbits. They were safe there from cars, from people and other animals and had more than enough grass to eat. This is pretty much the highlight here. I did not like the animation that much. Bunnies have to look fluffy and cute in my opinion when they are animated. Call me old-fashioned for that idea, but they were looking pretty much the opposite here really, sometimes downright ugly.

This film was released the very same day in Poland as the Academy Award nominated documentary "Rabbit à la Berlin". I guess they were making an evening about this topic back then. Oh and yes I said Poland. Do not be misguided by the description on IMDb. The main language with very few exceptions of people speaking German is Polish just like you would actually know if you took a look at the director's and the cast's names. But I saw a version with English subtitles, so it's all fine I guess. As a whole I recommend this for the historic references, but without these it would honestly have been entirely forgettable.

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