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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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More a demonstration of his talents instead of a coherent plot.
12 July 2017 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"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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