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Ritual Murder of a Stupid Smirk
Ritual Murder of a Stupid Smirk

RITUAL MURDER OF A STUPID SMIRK

Rituální vražda pitomého úsměvu

Directed by Lumír Hladík
Czechoslovakia, 1976
Avant-Garde, Short

Synopsis

The short reveals the artist’s interest in the everyday symbolism of small artifacts that can provoke him so much that he decides to destroy them. Such a fate befell a wooden jester puppet on display in a toy shop window near Hladík’s apartment at the time.

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Synopsis

The short reveals the artist’s interest in the everyday symbolism of small artifacts that can provoke him so much that he decides to destroy them. Such a fate befell a wooden jester puppet on display in a toy shop window near Hladík’s apartment at the time.