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Street of Crocodiles (1986)

Not Rated | | Animation, Short | July 1986 (UK)
Inside a box full of curio, a puppet who is recently freed from his strings explores a dusty and forlorn commercial area. The explorer becomes ensnared into miniature tailor shop by baby-faced dolls.
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Complete credited cast:
Feliks Stawinski Feliks Stawinski ... Caretaker
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Adapted from Polish writer Bruno Schulz's book, Stephen Quay and Timothy Quay's cornucopia of eerie enchantment portrays a dark underworld which envelops an emaciated puppet. Little by little, a stringless marionette wanders more and more into this desolate realm of strange mechanical rituals, only to be devoured by a horrible and carceral isolation, as a triplet of sinister female figures watches his every move from afar. Written by Nick Riganas

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Animation | Short

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UK

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Polish | English

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July 1986 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A krokodilusok utcája See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Grotesque, surreal, pure Moviemagic!
25 December 2002 | by Franz_KarpaSee all my reviews

I saw "Street of Crocodiles" on my first Filmfestival in 1991. Its darkness and sadness, its brutality and decay, this strange feeling of being somewhere else and someone else who does not understand the rules of this world. The world of the genius brothers Quay confirmed my urge of being a filmmaker. It's a kafkaesque journey into your subconsciousness. It is unique. 10 of 10.


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