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Food (1993)

Jídlo (original title)
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 »

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Jan Svankmajer

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Jan Svankmajer
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ludvík Sváb Ludvík Sváb ... Eater
Bedrich Glaser Bedrich Glaser ... Eater
Jan Kraus ... Eater
Pavel Marek Pavel Marek ... Eater
Josef Fiala Josef Fiala ... Eater
Karel Hamr Karel Hamr ... Eater
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jaromír Kallista Jaromír Kallista ... Eater
David Lhotak David Lhotak
Vaclav Livora Vaclav Livora
Marie Zemanová Marie Zemanová
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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: After failing to catch the waiter's eye, two would-be diners end up eating everything within reach. DINNER: Portraits of various meals made up of human organs. Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Country:

UK | Czech Republic

Language:

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Release Date:

13 April 1994 (USA) See more »

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Comida See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The "instruction card" in the Breakfast segment appears to actually be an instructions-for-entry form for an unidentified international animation festival. Although the text is partially erased and obscured, you can make out references to entries, storyboards, VHS and U-Matic videotape, ability to compete, authorship, and dates (November 1991-November 1992 and an October submission deadline). See more »

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During breakfast, when the man wipes his face with a napkin, his glasses disappear. See more »

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References The Gold Rush (1925) See more »

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what can be eaten and how do we eat them
2 October 2003 | by liangdongSee all my reviews

The film goes as the summary tells but it is much more than that. Otherwise it would be another boring idea with no details. The major focus is on the lunch, other meals appearing to be only preface and epilogue, which is pacing faster and faster to reach a point of craziness at one time dumbfounding and mesmerizing. The contest and contrast between two diners are not on how fast we can eat but on what can be eaten and how do we eat them.

This short piece is a good example because the audience feels that it refers to something which cannot be clearly identified, thus allows for multiple explanations. You can substitute 'eat' with various other words, to see what you get there, and you are no where near the director's idea. Maybe he didn't have one at all!


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