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Tuesday, 25 October 2011

STREET OF CROCODILES [1987]


When it comes to really creepy and disturbing animation you don't have to look any further than The Brothers Quay.
Adapted from the short story of the same name by Polish author, Bruno Schulz, Street Of Crocodiles is one of the most impressionable and hypnotizing pieces of animation I ever have ever experienced.
With it's powerful sense of isolation, confusion, claustrophobia and hopelessness, Crocodiles not only terrifies in subject matter but in visuals as well. It's dark corners, beaten up eyeless dolls, decaying walls and raw meat (?) make it unlike anything I've ever seen before.
The musical score by Polish jazzman, Leszek Jankowski nails the loneliness and emotional surrealism of the film right on it's rusted head.
I highly recommend you take 21 minutes out of your day and dedicate it to this animated short. It's something I know that will never ever leave me.

5 loose screws out of 5

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