ah the synopsis spoiled the ending, but knowing what was going on gave the actions of the objects a nice ironic tone. although the leaves near the end were a tad confusing, along with the choice to deviate from stop motion in the final scene.
At first it was pretty difficult to tell what the point of all this was (Svankmajer's style is usually self-explanatory). Then the ending happened and I was pretty shocked I didn't see it coming. Rebellion of the inanimate objects is a go!