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The Games of Angels (1964)

Les jeux des anges (original title)
A bizarre, semi-abstract animated film, based around the theme of angels being processed by a nightmarish factory. It has been interpreted as an allegory of the concentration camp ... See full summary »

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A bizarre, semi-abstract animated film, based around the theme of angels being processed by a nightmarish factory. It has been interpreted as an allegory of the concentration camp experience and as a portrait of the industrialisation and collectivisation of the Soviet period. Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Haunting allegory from Borowczyk
16 June 2018 | by See all my reviews

You're in a train. You're dragged through a barren landscape. Occasionally shells fly past. You have no idea what's going on. The train stops and you find yourself in a plain concrete cell. A few pipes stick out from the wall. And then the horror begins.

Borowczyk's early animation is a disturbing and haunting piece, a metaphor for dehumanising death machines in general and the Holocaust in particular. Short, but hard to forget, and with a pervasively disturbing soundtrack that sinks in to your mind.


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