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The Extraordinary Child

directed by Stan Brakhage
United States 1954
  • 12 min
14 Ratings


A couple marries. Nine months later, a doctor comes to their flat; on the front door is an ornate poster saying, “Blessed Event.” In the flat, the baby’s father and a male friend play poker. The doctor is shocked to see that the baby, in a diaper, is the size of a grown man.