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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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8 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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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

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English

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1999 (Canada) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Another great film from the NFB
24 February 2001 | by sapphirecrystalSee all my reviews

Well, the National Film Board of Canada's done it again. 'Village of Idiots' is a strange, yet charming little film which takes place in a tiny Polish village. The people there aren't too bright, thus the town's nickname, 'the Village of Idiots'. The animation is very unique, created using many layers of cut-out paper figures and illustrations, a strange beauty which many NFB films have become famous for. The whole mix-up which Schmendrick (the main character) makes is very funny, and it makes you think a little. It's a small film, but it's got big value. See it!


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