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Directed by Jiří Trnka

Czechoslovakia 1962 9 mins. In Czech

A boy’s need for speed causes problems throughout his life in this triumph of modernist design, which blends puppet, stop motion, collage, and cut-out animation with a gothic humor and Pop Art-like visual design.

Genres: Animation



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