Surrealist master Jan Svankmajer (FAUST, ALICE) brings a famous Czech legend eerily to life in the darkly hilarious cautionary tale of LITTLE OTIK. An ordinary couple, Karel and Bozena, are unable to conceive a child. When Karel digs up a tree root and whittles something vaguely resembling a human baby, Bozena's maternal longings transform the stump into a living creature with a (literally) monstrous appetite that can't be met with baby formula. Svankmajer brilliantly mixes his wicked humor with his subversive politics and love of mythology into a stunning live-action fable for our times. This Edition also features Svankmajer's surrealist THE FLAT

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Little Otik (Otesanek) (2000)

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Fantasy/Animation/Suspense/Thriller/Drama/Comedy · 2h 6m · 1/21/2003

    

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Surrealist master Jan Svankmajer (FAUST, ALICE) brings a famous Czech legend eerily to life in the darkly hilarious cautionary tale of LITTLE OTIK. An ordinary couple, Karel and Bozena, are unable to conceive a child. When Karel digs up a tree root and whittles something vaguely resembling a human baby, Bozena's maternal longings transform the stump into a living creature with a (literally) monstrous appetite that can't be met with baby formula. Svankmajer brilliantly mixes his wicked humor with his subversive politics and love of mythology into a stunning live-action fable for our times. This Edition also features Svankmajer's surrealist THE FLAT

Release Country

United States

Barcode

795975103138

Release Date

1/21/2003

Audio

  Czech     

Studio

Athanor/Barandov Biografia

Video Format

NTSC

Aspect Ratio

1.33:1

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Cast
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Veronika Zilková

Bozena
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Jan Hartl

Karel
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Jaroslava Kretschmerová

Alzbetka's Mother
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Pavel Nový

Alzbetka's Father
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Kristina Adamcová

Alzbetka
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Dagmar Stríbrná

Pani spravcova (mrs. caretaker)
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Zdenek Kozák

Mr. Zlabek
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Gustav Vondracek

Mladek, the postman
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Arnost Goldflam

Gynaecologist
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Jitka Smutná

Bulankova, the social worker
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Jirí Lábus

Policeman at station
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Radek Holub

Young postman
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Jan Jirán

Karel's co-worker
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Zdenek Palusga

Uniformed policeman
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Frantisek Polata

Plainclothes policeman
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Vaclav Jezek

Plainclothes policeman
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Tomás Hanák

Radio presenter (voice)
Crew
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Jan Svankmajer

Director
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Karel Jaromír Erben

Writer
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Jan Svankmajer

Writer
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