A Case For A Rookie Hangman

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You shall be charmed, and greatly inspired by maestro Pavel Jurácek darkly surreal masterpiece.

Very little can prepare you for the pyrotechnical intro to visionary film-maker Pavel Jurácek's deliriously surreal take on Jonathan Swift's immortal classic, but filtered through Jurácek's audacious imagination the eerie, frequently phantasmagoric journey of his unfortunate Gulliver (Lubomir Kostelka) descends through an altogether more bizarre rabbit hole! After arriving by grossly disorientating means most mysterious, Lemuel Gulliver rather brusquely discovers that his presence in the rather odd locale of Balnibari quite rapidly plunges this hapless astral traveller into all manner of esoteric, bureaucratic and culturally baffling encounters, Gulliver's anomalous arrival among these impenetrably strange Balnibarians who all to frequently see him as a far from benign figure, putting him through some absurdist, Kafkaesque trial, whereby Gulliver's not infrequent cry of 'I'm a foreigner!!' only seems to drag him ever deeper into a conundrum both Gulliver and the viewer seem unable to decipher! 'Case for a Rookie Hangman' aka 'Prípad pro zacínajícího kata' evokes far more curiosity than most mainstream films, allowing for the viewer's imagination to toy with the quixotic director's abundant playfulness. Like a good cover version, the best interpretations endeavour to capture the spirit of the original while adding something entirely new, movie magician Pavel Jurácek has done that and so much more besides! Trying to describe a film so stunningly unique as 'Prípad pro zacínajícího kata' is ultimately no less futile than trying to relay a great personal anguish to someone, they simply cannot relate to it, some viewer's might feel a little overwhelmed, hopefully less will be indifferent, while many I'm quite sure shall be entirely charmed and greatly inspired by maestro Pavel Jurácek darkly surreal masterpiece.

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