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Street of Crocodiles1986

  • 4.5
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.

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"...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


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Possibly the most disturbing film I've seen. Full of angst and melancholy. Complete despair but for the mirrored light.

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Possibly the most disturbing film I've seen. Full of angst and melancholy. Complete despair but for the mirrored light.

1 member likes this review
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A remarkable depiction of Futility and despair. The cardboard figures, and mechanical movement

obviously underscore existence absent emotion, and feelings. The thread that runs through

this is the wire that reduces humans to pure cold-blooded rational automatons.

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Another amazing find

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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.

A favorite

Curious and amusing, but perhaps a bit too long.

Fabulous. Abstract. Eastern European sensibility.

ABSOLUTE MASTERPIECE........I have seen this animation at least 10 times. I find it hauntingly beautiful.........elegant, erotic and masterfully done. Love the "Brothers"

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.