A man sits down to watch a football match, which seems to consist of the players being violently mutilated in various inventive ways. The players then leave the football pitch and invade ... See full summary »
More a demonstration of his talents instead of a coherent plot.
"The Last Trick of Mr. Schwarcewallde and Mr. Edgar" was the first movie of the master stop-motion filmmaker, Jan Svankmajer. Because it was the first he directed, it's not at all surprising that the picture seems more like a demonstration of his many talents instead of a coherent story.
Using giant wooden heads on real human bodies, Svankmajer has these two musicians do a lot of goofy things...including cranking up their heads to make them work. Much of it is NOT stop-motion but many scenes were done live using folks dressed in black to move objects and give the appearance as if they are moving on their own. Impressive as a first film and worth seeing if you are a fan.
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