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Little Otik

  • Czech Republic / 2000 / 126 min / Colour
  • Original Title : Otesanek
  • Director : Jan Svankmajer

Synopsis

When a childless couple learned that they cannot have children, it causes great distress. To ease his wife's pain, the man finds a piece of root in the backyard and chops it and varnishes it into the shape of a child. However the woman takes the root as her baby and starts to pretend that it is real. When the root takes life they seem to have gained a child; but its appetite is much greater than a normal child.

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