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The Hand (1965)

Ruka (original title)
A delicate and secluded ceramist sees his orderly life turn upside down, when a gigantic hand in a white glove invades his space, demanding that a sculpture of itself is made. When will the hand's obstinate demands stop?

Director:

Jirí Trnka

Writer:

Jirí Trnka
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. See more awards »

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A happy little potter is approached by a huge hand which wants him to sculpt its statue. The potter refuses, wanting nothing more than to be left alone with his only friend, a potted plant. As the hand's request gives way to bribery, demands, and threats, the potter becomes more desperate to escape its clutch, leading to tragedy. Written by P. Silvestro

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Country:

Czechoslovakia

Language:

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Release Date:

1965 (Czechoslovakia) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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  • Award : Best Animated Film Award at the Oberhausen International Short Film Festival (West Germany, 1966).
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If you're going to see one animated short film this year...
8 August 2019 | by GiraffeDoorSee all my reviews

One of the few truly captivating short films that conveys every plot point or social message as articulately as if spoken but entirely through images and sound.

The animation is slick, eerie and beautiful, the juxtaposition with live action is vivid but still seamless.

A haunting, pertinent and very poignant experience.


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