4.5 stars. Another one of my favourites. The collage aesthetic reminds me of Dave McKean's design work, especially the art for his and Gaiman's 'Mr. Punch'. It really feels like an animated charnel house (or should that be carnal house?) I must try it set to Scott Walker's 'Bisch Bosch' b/c this is Švankmajer's bisching and boschingest film. I love Liška's whispery angelic-demonic mental discord inducing soundtrack!
The best Svankmajer yet. Every detail is amazing: the pictures of women, death, weapons, and religious symbols, the movement of the figures, the various forms of animation leading into others, the sense of the puppets being watched, and the moment when they start falling apart as a result of their own violence. The ending reveals a sort of fatalism not immediately apparent in the rest of the show.