When a childless couple learn that they cannot have children, the man finds a piece of root in the backyard and chops it into the shape of a child. The woman takes the root as her baby and comes to life; but its appetite is much greater than a normal child.
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Lil' (cha)Otik or adding an otic glaze to old visual kicks from startling hybrids. In the 70s Švankmajer produced a series of etchings bonding together cut illustrations of animals and their skeletons, titled Natural Science as homage to Ernst's portfolio of frottages, in fact a perverse alloy of scrambled scientific data, apt juggling with mainstream psychoanalytic lore, black humor & off-base morphologies. Not that
Interesting little movie that could easily be labeled horror/comedy.
But I couldn't get past one serious flaw in the plot; the fact that the husband realizes that his wife's obsession with the wood-boy he made is unhealthy, but for some reason doesn't have the heart to tell her any different, leading to all sorts of unnecessary problems for the couple.
It also loses points for it's weak finale.
3.8 stars. It's a little long in the tooth, but it turned me onto Švankmajer and is such a gnawsome gobbling delight that such shagginess can be passed over with enjoyably uncomfortable ease! I came across it late night Channel 4 as a teenager (when I used to stay up late to catch 'South Park' and 'KoTH') and my tastes and future academic career were transfigured. Babies are (thankfully inept) cannibals! CHOMPSLURP!
Una historia aceptable sobre disociación derivada de las resoluciones enfermizas para satisfacer la necesidad biológica de ser madre. Es una simple apropiación de un cuento de hadas que, cuando no se vale de esos grandes primeros planos nauseabundos, vale la pena revisar.