Zeitgeist Films | Release Date: December 19, 2001
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Universal acclaim based on 11 Ratings
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EricF.Feb 14, 2002
The best film I've seen in years! Disturbing, and hilarious at the same time, very much along the lines of "Eraserhead."
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R.CundellMar 29, 2002
Imaginative, edgy and very, very funny.
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JoshcApr 8, 2008
For Tolkien, fairy tales were not concerned with possibility so much as desirability: "If they awakened desire, satisfying it while often whetting it unbearably, they succeeded. . . . " In that sense, Jan Svankmajer's Little Otik is an For Tolkien, fairy tales were not concerned with possibility so much as desirability: "If they awakened desire, satisfying it while often whetting it unbearably, they succeeded. . . . " In that sense, Jan Svankmajer's Little Otik is an even more authentic fairy story, dealing as it does with the yearning for what is impossible and a rebellion against the real. In his fourth feature, Svankmajer has transposed a grotesque Czech folktale about a childless couple who raise a tree stump as their baby to contemporary Prague. Filled with strollers, the city is likewise an incubator for fantasy. The storklike, uptight Karel (Jan Hartl) discovers babies inside melons and sees infants in the marketplace, fished from tanks, weighed, and wrapped in newspapers to go. To tease his pining wife, Bozena (Veronika Zilková), Karel uproots a tree stump and presents it to her. Bozena is totally accepting Expand
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AlecT.Jun 25, 2003
Great movie, i enjoyed it a lot.
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JoshuaS.Jan 27, 2005
The ultimate realistic look at surealism. Jan Svankmajer understands and the way movies should look and has proved himself worthy of this claim once again in Little Otik. My only criticism, which isn't necessarily right, is that the The ultimate realistic look at surealism. Jan Svankmajer understands and the way movies should look and has proved himself worthy of this claim once again in Little Otik. My only criticism, which isn't necessarily right, is that the ending is a bit long, and even though we see the story through this little girl, i dont think she should've reiterated the ending over and over again. (LOVE THE PARALEL BETWEEN OTIK AND girls Father!) Expand
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ChadS.Aug 14, 2006
"Little Otik" loses steam when the little girl becomes the animated tree's caretaker. Not only does the film drag, it's also hard to buy a small child not being intimidated by an abomination against nature. Yes, it's a black "Little Otik" loses steam when the little girl becomes the animated tree's caretaker. Not only does the film drag, it's also hard to buy a small child not being intimidated by an abomination against nature. Yes, it's a black comedy, but there has to be some rules. Also, we can already recognize that "Little Otik" is a fairy tale, so watching the girl read the story from an anthology in which her real world is imitating, perhaps, flaws this otherwise beguilling film with a little too much self-awareness. Expand
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