In this animated version of Edgar Allan Poe's story, a traveller arrives at the Usher mansion to find that the sibling inhabitants are living under a mysterious family curse: The brother's ... See full summary »
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This is a bafflingly weird surrealist film from the master of stop-motion, Jan Svankmajer. It begins with a man in home-made camouflage hiding out and then sprinting to an apparently abandoned house. He pulls out a hand drill and bores a hole in a door each day and peers through it--revealing a variety of stop-motion shows unique to that hole. Then, he goes to be--only to repeat the process the next day. All in all, the film takes place over seven days and shows what's behind six different holes. On the 7th day, he shaves and places dynamite around the place! Since the film is clearly surrealist, it is not intended to have any serious meaning but to provoke and baffle the viewer. However, I did like the stop-motion and the film was occasionally a bit funny. I particularly liked the disembodied tongue that was animated on day 2. Weird, wacky but worth a look.
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