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Zahrada (1968)

Not Rated | | Short , Drama | August 1968 (Italy)
Josef shows his friend Frank his garden and his rabbits. Frank is most interested in the unsettling fact that Josef's garden fence is entirely made up of living people holding hands.

Director:

Jan Svankmajer

Writers:

Ivan Kraus (screenplay), Ivan Kraus (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Jirí Hálek ... Josef
Ludek Kopriva ... Frank
Míla Myslíková ... Mary
Václav Borovicka Václav Borovicka ... Boruvka
Frantisek Husák ... Man in rubber coat
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Frank visits his friend Josef, who introduces him to his pedigree rabbits and his wife Mary. Frank is more interested in the slightly unsettling fact that Josef and Mary's garden fence is entirely made up of living people holding hands. Finally, Frank asks Josef how he manages to keep the fence together... Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Short | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

Czechoslovakia

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

August 1968 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Garten See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Krátký Film Praha See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Interesting short film about communism
9 December 2007 | by tararockstarSee all my reviews

When I watched this film I was really struck by the way it caught your attention immediately in the opening scenes of the film. The way the two friends were riding along together in the car just like any other friends would but yet you still felt uneasy and you weren't quite sure why. i remember watching it and almost double guessing myself in wondering if I should be feeling uncomfortable or if it was just me. By the time they actually did get to "the garden" I definitely then felt justified in my perceptions but then a whole bunch of questions came up. I really enjoyed how the filmmaker gave you enough information to feel like you were in on the story but yet not fully in on the secret. I think this film made a bold statement about communism and to its denial of human freedom. I think this is a film you could watch over and over again and catch something that you did not catch before and make you think of something you didn't think of before. i think that truly is film making at its best.


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