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Street of Crocodiles
Street of Crocodiles
8.4
/10
1,675 Ratings

STREET OF CROCODILES

Directed by Stephen Quay, Timothy Quay
United Kingdom, 1986
Animation, Short, Avant-Garde

Synopsis

A museum keeper spits into the eyepiece of an ancient peep-show and sets the musty machine going. Inside, the puppets partake of a series of bizarre rituals amongst the dirt and the grime.

Synopsis

A museum keeper spits into the eyepiece of an ancient peep-show and sets the musty machine going. Inside, the puppets partake of a series of bizarre rituals amongst the dirt and the grime.

Our take

The Quay Brothers’ legendary stop-motion short was chosen by Terry Gilliam as one of the best animated films ever and its not hard to see why. Based on a short story by Bruno Schulz, Street of Crocodiles is cloaked in shadows and stalked by mystery: as the dormant creakily comes back to life.