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Tichý týden v dome (1971)

A man, apparently on the run, takes shelter in a dilapidated house. Every day, he drills a hole through a wall and looks into one of the rooms, each time seeing a different surreal vision...

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Jan Svankmajer

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Jan Svankmajer
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A man, apparently on the run, takes shelter in a dilapidated house. Every day, he drills a hole through a wall and looks into one of the rooms, each time seeing a different surreal vision... Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Country:

Czechoslovakia

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

November 1996 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Quiet Week in the House See more »

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Krátký Film Praha See more »
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Mono

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more voyeuristic than Norman Bates ever dreamed of being
29 August 2006 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

We've all heard of voyeurism (think "Psycho"), but never like what the Czech short "Tichy tyden v dome" portrays. A man - most likely on the lam - takes refuge in a house, where he drills holes in the wall, and sees the weirdest things imaginable. This is the sort of thing that could only come from Jan Svankmajer. Working as he did in the Eastern Bloc, Svankmajer probably didn't have a lot of fancy technology, but he clearly had imagination, as these movies show. Believe you me, what happens here is all about imagination.

So "Czech" it out. Like it or not, this is still a movie that you ought to see.


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