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Village of Idiots (1999)

Weary of daily life in his native village of Chelm, Shmendrik sets out on a quest for knowledge that brings him to a new Chelm, a place remarkably like the old Chelm, down to the chicken's ... See full summary »

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John Lazarus
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Jack Newman Jack Newman ... (voice)
Nicholas Rice Nicholas Rice ... Narrator (voice)
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Weary of daily life in his native village of Chelm, Shmendrik sets out on a quest for knowledge that brings him to a new Chelm, a place remarkably like the old Chelm, down to the chicken's reminiscent clucks. Based on a Jewish folk tale, Village of Idiots is the story of Shmendrik's new life and its uncanny closeness to his old life. Written by Anonymous

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Canada

Language:

English

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1999 (Canada) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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the story of Schmendrick
8 December 2018 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

A Hasidic story. Nice animation. Familiar events, reminding, for me "Prostia omeneasca" by Ion Creanga. Touching and nostalgic. A man, his roof fixed in real unconventional manner, the way and the return in his village and family who, for poor Schmendrick, represents a new village and the fear of return of the husband of his new-old wife is the lead source of fear. A film like a Proust madlene for an Eastern viewer. Because the drawings and the characters, and the absurde of situations are more than familiar


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