The first animated picture made by Jiri Trnka for adults. It is a comic story of a legendary chimney-cleaner who, with the help of a spring from an old lounge-chair, became the terror of the Prague occupation SS troops in World War II.
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A sniveling SS officer and his cronies are summarily defeated by an inkblot wearing springs. A curious amount of objects are persecuted! No wonder the toys had it in for the Gestapo officer of Týrlová's 'Vzpoura Hracek' of the same year! Wonderful to see where the work of two remarkable Czech animators intersected as their origins.