An Invention for Destruction

Directed by Karel Zeman

Zeman has been referred to as the Czech Meliès and this imaginative feature demonstrates why. Blending cartoon, puppets, and live action with a style modelled on the steel engravings of Jules Verne’s original, this charming film recounts the tale of a mad scientist and his dangerous invention, complete with submarines, balloons and a giant octopus.

81 minutes

Country of origin:
Czech Republic

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