"...an early Quay masterpiece, creating a nightmarish dystopia using actors made from found objects, wonderfully evocative miniature sets, and graceful camera techniques." - Keith Phipps, A.V. Club
Stephen and Timothy Quay's masterpiece, STREET OF CROCODILES is adapted from the book by Polish writer Bruno Schulz and was their first film shot on 35mm. A museum keeper spits into the eyepiece of an ancient peep-show and sets the musty machine in motion, plunging the viewer into a nightmarish netherworld of bizarre puppet rituals among the dirt and grime.
Cast & Crew
- Feliks Stawinski - Caretaker
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Possibly the most disturbing film I've seen. Full of angst and melancholy. Complete despair but for the mirrored light.
saw it in '89 - a friend from france turned me onto it - am just as stunned now as i was then - thanks! you have a treasure here!
Beautifully constructed. Such exquisite detail. Don't ask me what the storyline was....I don't know, but I did enjoy it for the visuals.
It's fun to view a film that's written like music. You don't expect to be able to explain what it's about. You just luxuriate in it, the Frenchmen do their food.