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Poslední trik pana Schwarcewalldea a pana Edgara (1964)

Two magicians, Mr. Schwarzwald and Mr. Edgar, try to outdo each other in performing elaborate magic tricks, leading to a violent ending.

Director:

Jan Svankmajer

Writer:

Jan Svankmajer
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Two magicians, Mr. Schwarzwald and Mr. Edgar, try to outdo each other in performing elaborate magic tricks, leading to a violent ending.

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Country:

Czechoslovakia

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

October 1964 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Last Trick See more »

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Krátký Film Praha See more »
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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Award: Prix de la Première Oeuvre au Festival de Tours 1964. See more »

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Jan Svankmajer's first short film
6 February 2010 | by disdressed12See all my reviews

this is the first short film i have seen from Czech animator Jan Svankmajer,and it is actually is also the first film he has directed.i wasn't sure what to expect to expect,but i liked it.it's basically about two duelling magicians trying to one up each other.each trick gets more bizarre than the last.i won't give way the end.the characters are both wooden puppets,and the animation,though it may seem crude by today's standards,is actually not bad for 1964.it is certainly strange,but to me that's the appeal.it certainly won't be the last Svankmajer film i watch,as i have purchased two collections of his works.for me The Last Trick is a 6/10.


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