When hordes of vicious rats invade their town and begin stealing their jewelry, polluting their food, wrecking their homes, and attacking their persons, the cruel, avaricious, and gluttonous citizens of Hamelin agree to pay a wandering piper to rid them of the vermin. After he has mesmerized the rats and caused them to leap into and drown in the river running below the town’s walls, the piper requests his money but is refused payment. Angered by the way he has been treated, and by the murder of a young woman with whom he has fallen in love, the piper then decides to avenge himself upon the townsfolk. —http://www.movierapture.com
Jiří Barta is a Czech stop-motion animation director. His films, many of which used the medium of wood for animation, garnered critical acclaim and won many awards, but after the fall of the communist government in Czechoslovakia he was unable to release anything for about 15 years (a situation similar to that faced by Russian animator Yuriy Norshteyn). Throughout the 1990s he tried to find funding for a feature film called The Golem, but ultimately only managed to complete a short pilot in 1996 (which can be viewed online). In 2006 he released his first computer-animated short film, and on March 5, 2009 he released a new puppet-animated feature film which was geared more towards a children’s audience. —wikipedia
What the heck! What's this then? http://mubi.com/films/26509 . MUBI.com staff should pay attention not to include one film twice in their database.