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The Pied Piper (1986)

Krysar (original title)
The story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin with a twist.

Director:

Jirí Barta

Writers:

Kamil Pixa (screenplay), Viktor Dyk (novel)
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Cast overview:
Oldrich Kaiser ... (voice)
Jirí Lábus ... (voice)
Michal Pavlícek Michal Pavlícek ... (voice)
Vilém Cok Vilém Cok ... (voice)
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The story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin with a twist.

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Language:

Czech

Release Date:

September 1986 (Czechoslovakia) See more »

Also Known As:

The Pied Piper of Hamelin See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color
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a twist on the Pied piper of Hamlin tale
16 July 2003 | by hofnarrSee all my reviews

Krysar (The Pied Piper) is a 55-minute film, almost all of it stop-motion animation. That's a total of 3,300 seconds, or 79,200 frames of film, each one a little different than the one before to give the illusion of motion. I've no idea how many person-hours of work went into this little gem, but it shows. The story line follows the fairy tale pretty much, except for the denouement. The sets look like they were made by the folks who did The Cabinet of Caligari and the people puppets have rather angular faces. A rather well-done film, although I found myself wondering if Czechoslovakia had a Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - some of the rats in the moat didn't look too happy.


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