A man sits down to watch a football match, which seems to consist of the players being violently mutilated in various inventive ways. The players then leave the football pitch and invade ... See full summary »
BREAKFAST: After eating breakfast, a man is transformed into an elaborate dumb-waiter-style breakfast dispenser - and the same fate befalls the man who obtains breakfast from him. LUNCH: ... See full summary »
A bust of Stalin is cut open on an operating table, leading to an elaborate animated depiction of Czech history from 1948 (the Communist takeover) to 1989 (the Velvet Revolution). Some ... See full summary »
In one of Jan Svankmajer's many surreal shorts, a little girl goes downstairs to get some potatoes, and sees some pretty unusual things: a man sleeping in coal, a woman baking things made of coal, and shoes eating croissants. And the cat is also something perplexing. Maybe "Do pivnice" is looking at confronting our fears, or maybe something else. But whatever the overarching idea is, this is a pretty neat flick. I think that more than anything, these sorts of movies should disprove the notion that many of us in the West probably have that nothing creative came from the Eastern Bloc; it seems to me that Svankmajer's work is more creative than a lot of what I've seen from the US. So definitely "Czech" this movie out.
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