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Street of Crocodiles (1986)

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Brothers Quay 1986- Street of Crocodiles

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Description: A man closes up a lecture hall; he reaches into a box and snips the string holding a gaunt puppet. Released, the puppet warily explores the darkened rooms about him. Screws twist out of objects and move about. A boy doll catches light with a mirror, shining it around: he spotlights the gaunt explorer. An adult female doll stands with breasts exposed. Mechanical spools and wheels turn. The gaunt man investigates. Four doll men surround him, dress him in colorful clothes, invite him to look inside displays that include drawings of penile skeletons. Female dolls awkwardly rotate their arms from broken shoulders. The gaunt man watch ... (more)
Release date: 14 February 1986
Tags: Animation (5), 1987 (3), 1980s (2), (2), Stop Motion (2), Short (2), Short Film (2), UK (1), Political (1), Silent Film (1), Silent (1), Black And White (1), 20 Minutes (1), 20 Min. (1), Stop Motion Animation (1)
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