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Jan Svankmajer

The Flat (Byt)

Edition 1984
13' - 1968 - Comedy, Short - Dialogue: Czech
Director: Jan Svankmajer Composer: Zdenek Liska With: Ivan Kraus, Juraj Herz
A man, a Kafka-like character, is locked in between four. walls. The setting is poor: table, chair, some youth-pictures. He is completely isolated, there is no communication with the outside world. Every attempt to get into contact with outside fails. A mechanical Faust slings him back into isolation. The end: despair, resignation and pessimism.

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Credits

Director

Jan Svankmajer

Composer

Zdenek Liska

With

Ivan Kraus, Juraj Herz

Scenario

Jan Svankmajer

Director of Photography

Svatopluk Malý

Producer

Erna Kmínková, Jirí Vanek

More information

Dialogue

Czech

Countries of production

Czechoslovakia

Year

1968

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