There are two versions of Kostnice. Originally the film was accompanied only by the commentary of the ossuary guide. Svankmajer asked Zdenek Liska to write the music that in the second version replaced the commentary. First version was distributed on video by Krátký Film in Czech Republic. Version with music is available from The British Film Institute/Connoisseur Video. See more »
Svankmejer made a diversion from his vivid world to make this short , mostly non-narrative film. We are taken on a journey to one of the most horrificly spellbinding building in the world , which has been made from the skull's,rib's,legs,breastbones etc etc of thousands of bodies, to form the arches and doorways and to generally adorne this building.. With frantic jump cuts , a soundtrack that seems to ring in the ears for hours afterward and his own style give us a truly original way of seeing this macabre building. Watch this and then go for a walk in the woods , alone.
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