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439 Ratings



Directed by Jan Švankmajer
Czech Republic, Slovakia, 2005
Drama, Horror


A man who fears he’s edging into madness gets a fresh perspective on what insanity really means in this frantic, visually inventive black comedy from Czech auteur Jan Svankmajer.

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Critics reviews

The overall effect is disorienting, but adds up to a viewing experience that is much less outrageous, frightening, or disturbing than the film’s log line would imply. It’s not the fever dream we were promised, but an experience more like listening to Baroque organ music while slightly drunk—mostly off-kilter and depressing, but with great potential for humorous outbursts.
August 17, 2012
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