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The Pied Piper (1986)

Krysar (original title)
The story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin with a twist.

Director:

Jirí Barta

Writers:

Kamil Pixa (screenplay), Viktor Dyk (novel)
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Oldrich Kaiser ... (voice)
Jirí Lábus ... (voice)
Michal Pavlícek Michal Pavlícek ... (voice)
Vilém Cok Vilém Cok ... (voice)
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The story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin with a twist.

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Language:

Czech

Release Date:

September 1986 (Czechoslovakia) See more »

Also Known As:

The Pied Piper of Hamelin See more »

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Mono

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Color
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Bleak, pungently flavorful semi-animated fantasy
16 August 2003 | by ofumalowSee all my reviews

Jiri Barta's 1986 Pied Piper is a quintessentially dyspeptic, adult piece of Eastern Euro animation whose take on the classic morality fable is even more misanthropic than Jacques Demy's version. Here, a medieval town of avaricious, gluttonous bourgeoise is overrun by rats (the only live-action element, adding an extra grotesque dimension). Instead of a mischevious minstrel, the Piper who rids them of those pesky vermin is more like a cruel avenging angel-when betrayed, his bitterly ironic redress departs considerably from the tale's usual ending. Complete with stop-motion puppet rape and murder, these stunningly visualized 55 minutes are not quite apt for children.


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