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Zánik domu Usherú (1982)

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 »

Director:

Jan Svankmajer

Writers:

Edgar Allan Poe (story "The Fall of the House of Usher"), Jan Svankmajer

Star:

Petr Cepek
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Petr Cepek ... Narrator (voice)
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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 senses have become painfully acute, while his sister has become nearly catatonic. As the visitor's stay at the mansion continues, the effects of the curse reach their terrifying climax, and he must choose between his concern for his hosts' safety, and his own. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Country:

Czechoslovakia

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

June 1982 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

The Fall of the House of Usher See more »

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Krátký Film Praha See more »
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Mono
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"Usher" us in, please
29 August 2006 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

In one of his two adaptations of Edgar Allan Poe stories - the other was "The Pit and the Pendulum" - Czech animator Jan Svankmajer creates a more horrific version than most movies ever have, namely since the black and white cinematography gives it a more Gothic feel. "Zanik domu Usheru" has the protagonist go to the house only to find the owner feeling ill and the sister moribund. But of course, there's something even uglier in store.

Svankmajer puts his own spin on it, with the furniture moving on its own, among other things. Poe would certainly be proud of this. Definitely worth seeing.


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