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A nondescript man is trapped in a sinister flat, where nothing seems to obey the laws of nature. (imdb)

Genres: Fantasy, Animation

AKA: The Flat

Country: Czechoslovakia

Directed By: Jan Svankmajer

Written By: Jan Svankmajer

Starring: Ivan Kraus, Juraj Herz

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1. Embedded Short Movie (public: moderated by Vandelay1 - 57 stars)
2. Stop Motion (public: moderated by Spunkie - 13 stars)
3. Best of criticker: Animation (public: moderated by avgcrtckr - 6 stars)
4. Amos Vogel: Film as a Subversive Art (public: moderated by Edson Abas - 6 stars)
5. Best of criticker: Fantasy (public: moderated by avgcrtckr - 2 stars)
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7. Fantastic and surreal (private: juandr - 5 stars)
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May 01 John Milton
80 87%
Apr 10 mate_cosido
85 69%
Mar 09 scottmcc scott.mcc
80 86%
Feb 21 generaltor
83 65%
Dec 28, 2017 mathiasa
50 41%
Nov 17, 2017 teaty666 teaty666
60 70%
Oct 01, 2017 sandrikoti
100 83%
Sep 06, 2017 DaxV DaxV
94 93%
Aug 30, 2017 izwt936g
60 48%
Aug 18, 2017 EveAngel
70 58%
Jul 21, 2017 h1d3m3
98 92%
Jul 18, 2017 davidsietsma
89 41%
May 30, 2017 aymansousa aymansousa
80 89%
May 10, 2017 albajos
70 69%
Apr 23, 2017 Hadleyreis Hadleyreis
78 68%
Mar 10, 2017 RYM_byrates RYM-byrates
72 85%
Mar 02, 2017 Parallax Parallax
85 81%
Mar 02, 2017 jerrywarton
15 0%
Jan 18, 2017 joewkeh joewkeh
68 44%
Dec 10, 2016 petsboem
0 0%
Dec 01, 2016 nunobar
70 40%
Oct 15, 2016 ezgi.
90 35%
Sep 30, 2016 guppy guppy
83 94%
Jul 31, 2016 Adam_P_D Adam P-D
70 82%
Jul 10, 2016 aliosmanoglu
76 68%
Jun 30, 2016 bal3x bal3x
90 96%
Jun 01, 2016 Batty Batty
80 74%
May 26, 2016 GrimsChild GrimsChild
20 5%
May 04, 2016 hishhism hishhism
80 86%
Mar 16, 2016 Nroo Nroo
80 76%
Mar 14, 2016 Elskov Elskov
59 82%
Feb 15, 2016 robot2xl robot2xl
73 48%
Jan 28, 2016 MikiRurkSTG MikiRurk_STG
70 68%
Dec 20, 2015 MUBIvotes MUBIvotes
40 86%
Nov 27, 2015 coroner
70 66%
Nov 07, 2015 jagarnyfiken jagarnyfiken
82 84%
Oct 25, 2015 Niska Niska
49 91%
Sep 30, 2015 RavynLoony RavynLoony
72 83%
Sep 04, 2015 mikerog12
80 66%
Aug 25, 2015 Patatuela
60 28%
Aug 02, 2015 bizarreeye bizarre_eye
80 83%
Jul 10, 2015 murdoch alkan altas
78 65%
Jul 02, 2015 oskarhu oskarhu
83 85%
Fun to watch and interesting to ponder.
Jun 01, 2015 DF Duck
70 41%
Apr 24, 2015 si-sak
70 73%
Apr 14, 2015 CinematicESP CinematicESP
88 74%
Apr 14, 2015 Fergenaprido Fergenaprido
68 25%
Mar 08, 2015 poltergeist poltergeist
65 61%
Feb 15, 2015 Damirageir Damirageir
40 29%
Feb 04, 2015 7thpein 7thpein
78 82%
Feb 03, 2015 mannaz230 mannaz230
68 54%
Jan 15, 2015 metaller
70 46%
Jan 08, 2015 kubbrick
100 81%
Dec 27, 2014 firebirdekb
71 71%
Dec 14, 2014 felixm85
83 80%
Aug 19, 2014 kyvetti kyvetti
60 49%
Aug 09, 2014 ekotto ekotto
74 46%
Jul 26, 2014 juan.v
90 73%
Jun 15, 2014 P_u_l_p P u l p
75 72%
Jun 03, 2014 cayh
70 46%
Jun 01, 2014 themagician
60 20%
Mar 07, 2014 Communicants Communicants
85 87%
Feb 08, 2014 Italo
1 %
Feb 07, 2014 jeffv jeff_v
73 74%
Feb 06, 2014 ribcage ribcage
92 94%
twisted surrealist short takes the feeling of a bad day where nothing goes right and turns it into a scary, harrowing experience. got a bit panicky just watching it unfold.
Jan 29, 2014 denpa denpa
3 50%
Jan 19, 2014 hisblob hisblob
78 63%
Initially revolting, but it quickly gets into its rhythm. Is it an allegory for creative work? Life itself? No, secret police interrogations, imdb tells me.
Jan 10, 2014 replica
80 44%
Jan 08, 2014 fact100 fact100
79 86%
Dec 25, 2013 lisa_ii lisa-
30 61%
it isn't really about anything particularly interesting unlike some other svankmajer shorts, but it's stilla pretty amusing account of someone's day just not quite going how they want it too.
Dec 01, 2013 joachimt joachimt
70 64%
Nov 17, 2013 djross djross
50 42%
Intricately fashioned 13-minute short that is kind of clever and surreal, but this viewer did not find it particularly amusing or interesting.
Nov 15, 2013 sweetpeas
85 90%
Nov 08, 2013 RoXoN RoXoN
75 55%
Oct 29, 2013 zoPZ_ii zoPZ!
60 40%
Oct 14, 2013 Topaz Topaz
85 85%
Sep 16, 2013 Limdebois Limdebois
70 68%
Sep 08, 2013 Barkinson
60 62%
Aug 15, 2013 lunkavann lunkavann
90 86%
Jul 03, 2013 Neonman Neonman
77 53%
Mixing silent-film comedy with stop-motion surrealism is a good idea -- makes some of the slapstick gags more surprising (the element of Czech humour)
Jun 21, 2013 fthd fth.d
90 97%
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Mar 31, 2013 Delaney93
85 46%
Mar 24, 2013 dsarev dsarev
87 74%
Mar 18, 2013 Cronos
60 57%
Mar 17, 2013 manikoala manikoala
72 35%
Mar 12, 2013 ave
50 50%
Feb 05, 2013 victortanaka victortanaka
70 55%
Jan 19, 2013 von_krogh von krogh
79 84%
Jan 16, 2013 Mellilla
80 78%
Dec 26, 2012 kuebraesen
100 21%
Dec 14, 2012 frbrown frbrown
60 12%
Dec 07, 2012 sebby sebby
35 7%
Dec 05, 2012 Mr_Saturn Mr. Saturn
80 44%
Nov 09, 2012 oralet oralet
71 88%
Oct 29, 2012 acrolyne acrolyne
88 83%
Sep 30, 2012 jyt84
77 70%
Sep 23, 2012 bernardobrum bernardobrum
87 75%
Aug 03, 2012 payens payens
82 59%
Better than "Un chien andalou".
Jul 31, 2012 felpola felipetschuk
70 62%
Jul 25, 2012 sengir sengir
79 46%
Jul 21, 2012 sanguinary sanguinary
68 40%
Jun 29, 2012 KGB KGB
73 58%
Jun 11, 2012 JM1138
46 8%
Jun 08, 2012 Mochard Mochard
65 69%
May 31, 2012 debaser1985
84 94%
May 30, 2012 mightysparks mightysparks
60 68%
May 27, 2012 Sinemaestro Amadeus
79 91%
Apr 24, 2012 DerDude DerDude
9 86%
Apr 19, 2012 castanpod castanpod
76 70%
Apr 01, 2012 TalkShowH finkly
80 90%
Mar 08, 2012 PeaceAnarchy PeaceAnarchy
84 77%
Solid surreal fun. When he's on Svankmajer can do some great things.
Feb 19, 2012 ehk2 ehk2
66 82%
Jan 31, 2012 mfjlefou mfjlefou
90 89%
Jan 23, 2012 Magmadiver Magmadiver
75 45%
Jan 19, 2012 itsirc itsirc
80 91%
Jan 19, 2012 rant1229 rant1229
2 13%
Jan 13, 2012 yesistasty yesistasty
84 53%
By the book existential crisis stuff. Cool stop motion and imagery.
Dec 26, 2011 Lone_Wolf miller
9 92%
Dec 12, 2011 colin_feral colin feral
90 44%
Nov 10, 2011 filmaffinity filmaffinity
72 86%
Oct 13, 2011 avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
73 92%
Oct 04, 2011 DigiDan DigiDan
90 90%
Sep 25, 2011 atreides atreides
95 84%
Sep 05, 2011 Svengali Svengali
79 84%
Jul 13, 2011 manymoons manymoons
78 58%
Jul 03, 2011 simajudas simajudas
76 71%
Jun 01, 2011 P_Lemgruber burmashave
90 85%
May 30, 2011 Grouchy Grouchy
87 77%
Mar 24, 2011 overrated overrated
61 58%
Mar 04, 2011 johnny_geo johnny geo
89 94%
Mar 04, 2011 alix alix
97 95%
Feb 02, 2011 ShogunRua ShogunRua
69 72%
Very fun, fast-paced silent short, where the manic music melds perfectly with the bizarre stop-motion animated events of an evil room and the man trapped inside of it. It's funny and engaging throughout, but with that said, it didn't have much of a punchline, or attempted much of an allegory. It was plenty entertaining on its own, but nothing special, either.
Jan 11, 2011 green_man Edson Abas
60 52%
Jan 03, 2011 Henrik Henrik
85 90%
Dec 30, 2010 Anomaly1 Anomaly1
83 79%
Bizarre and funny short. Malevolent locations are certainly an interesting idea, and who hasn't had days that felt like this?
Dec 30, 2010 Princezz Princezz
80 75%
Dec 02, 2010 earthlydel
76 40%
Oct 16, 2010 patrickped patrickped
95 97%
Sep 23, 2010 chumlum
5 45%
Aug 17, 2010 IMDb_byvotes IMDb-byvotes
79 86%
Aug 16, 2010 kylie kylie
78 86%
Aug 16, 2010 aethling
78 88%
Aug 10, 2010 3rdman_ii 3rdman
9 90%
Jul 26, 2010 postmodifier postmodifier
80 69%
May 28, 2010 viniciusjn viniciusjn
84 65%
May 26, 2010 murdemotion murdemotion
80 59%
Apr 10, 2010 catcry catcry
89 94%
Apr 04, 2010 clarkah Prof. Sebby
60 38%
Apr 01, 2010 SirRobbie SirRobbie
80 81%
Mar 22, 2010 jarvlia
100 92%
Mar 01, 2010 chadvercetti chadvercetti
91 95%
Feb 26, 2010 Tds4a Tds4a
96 98%
Feb 14, 2010 chiphall72
35 4%
Feb 14, 2010 gleeb
75 65%
A man is trapped in an apartment where nothing works the way he expects it to. And then there's the guy stroking a rooster. But really, it's good.
Feb 08, 2010 Obdurate Obdurate
85 80%
I'm usually a sucker for surrealism so I'm biased, but I enjoy the idea of a psycho apartment. And the end is classy as hell.
Feb 06, 2010 Gui Gui
90 94%
Jan 29, 2010 Bullt Bullt
90 93%
Jan 27, 2010 alexlma alexlma
9 88%
Jan 13, 2010 Coheed
70 60%
Nov 17, 2009 pilotpirx
80 73%
Nov 16, 2009 zequalquer ze_qualquer
75 79%
Oct 20, 2009 noir noir
78 46%
Sep 12, 2009 Prayermad
80 64%
Jun 12, 2009 Stain Stain
80 68%
Jun 10, 2009 ThiagoH ThiagoH
80 37%
May 19, 2009 Veterini Veterini
83 82%
May 05, 2009 janus
65 39%
A cool little slice of surrealism. Nothing groundbreaking or even memorable, but it's nice while it lasts.
Apr 10, 2009 imdb imdb
78 90%
Mar 28, 2009 Sebastian
70 56%
Mar 22, 2009 simona
95 86%
Feb 07, 2009 cinemahell cinema_hell
72 38%
Jan 28, 2009 dmtls dmtls
79 57%
Dec 11, 2008 Danilolopes Danilolopes
92 84%
Nov 02, 2008 dogus37 dogus37
71 75%
Oct 22, 2008 rettelo rettelo
79 54%
Sep 09, 2008 losrasputin losrasputin
78 60%
Sep 02, 2008 buak buak
80 64%
#840 - 02 Eylul 08, 19:38 & creative like other Svankmajer's shorts.
Aug 14, 2008 mattburgess mattburgess
72 67%
Aug 11, 2008 neutralmilky
75 63%
Jul 25, 2008 maddaddy maddaddy
80 36%
Jul 17, 2008 Dorkovsky Dorkovsky
10 98%
Jun 14, 2008 hekkon hekkon
65 30%
Oct 20, 2007 FitFortDanga MartinTeller
92 96%
A genius and utterly hilarious story of a hostile apartment. Bizarre work in the style of Bunuel and Kafka.
Oct 20, 2007 kangadoodoo kangadoodoo
60 53%
Oct 07, 2007 zepra
78 57%
Aug 26, 2007 Carlospro Carlospro
80 78%
Jun 15, 2007 driscarpin driscarpin
76 62%
May 24, 2007 owen1218
75 61%
Average Percentile 66.27% from 188 Rankings rss