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Rakvickarna (1966)

Two puppets, Punch and Joey, do battle to the death over the custody of a live guinea pig.

Director:

Jan Svankmajer

Writer:

Jan Svankmajer
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Cast

Credited cast:
Nad'a Munzarová Nad'a Munzarová ... (voice)
Jirí Procházka Jirí Procházka ... (voice)
Bohuslav Srámek Bohuslav Srámek ... (voice)
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Two puppets, Punch and Joey, do battle to the death over the custody of a live guinea pig.

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Country:

Czechoslovakia

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

18 July 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kasperletheater See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Krátký Film Praha See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Despite the film's English language title, the character of Judy does not appear. The two protagonists from the traditional Punch and Judy puppet show are Mr Punch and Joey the Clown. See more »

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Featured in Upír z Feratu (1982) See more »

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Insanity
27 December 2015 | by framptonhollisSee all my reviews

Svankmajer is one of my absolute favorite filmmakers of all time. I cannot think of many directors that create films as artistic, thrilling, and funny as Svankmajer.

While this short film is one of Svankmajer's earliest works, it is also one of his absolute best. The plot is pretty simple, and isn't necessarily compelling, but the execution is truly excellent. It is darkly comic, strange, and creepy. Svankmajer masterfully mixes all of these elements to create a bizarre and oddly disturbing.

While Svankmajer has made more complex and intelligent films than this one, it's still well worth a look and a lot of praise.


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