Murderous Tales

Smrtelné historky

Combining acting action with 3D and 2D animation, stop-motion techniques and background projection, this feature-length fiction cartoon omnibus film consists of three main stories (Antonio Cacto, Lighthouse, and Hefty Man) and three short blackouts. Each part of the picture is different in terms of genre and has been created in a different technology; however, all stories are mu- tually interconnected, both plot-wise and formally. In all three main stories, the creators toy around with the issues of double standard and heroic death. Every time, the story features something small matched against something enormous – a tiny knight faces a giant dragon; an ancient Mexican lepre- chaun meets a man; petit Professor runs into a herd of cows; two gangsters cross the path of Hefty Man – and each of these matchups ends in a heroic demise of the main character.

  • Year:
  • Runtime:
    80 min.
  • Country:
    Czech Republic, Slovakia
  • Director:
    Jan Bubeníček
  • Screenplay:
    Jan Bubeníček
  • Dir. of Photography:
    Radek Loukota
  • Music:
    Petr Šoupa, Clarinet Factory, Messer Chups, Ivo Keilwerth
  • Editor:
    Zdeněk Marek, Jan Bubeníček
  • Cast:
    Jan Budař, Pavel Landovský, Jan Bubeníček, Ondřej Trojan, Ladislav Frej ml, Jiří Schwarz, Denisa Grimmová, Aleš Najbrt
  • Production:
    T.H.A., Česká televize, PubRes, R.U.R., AT studio, Soundsquare
  • Sales:
    Arkaitz Basterra, PubRes (Slovak distributor)


12.11.2016 11:30 Kino Mladosť

About the Director:

Jan Bubeníček

Jan Bubeníček (1976, Prague, Czech Republic) graduated from the Department of Animation of the Film Academy of Performing Arts where his mentors included Břetislav Pojar and Pavel Koutský. During his stint at Eallin animation studio he collaborated with Noro Držiak, David Súkup, Tomáš Luňák and Martin Duda. He also worked for Universal Production Partners as the head and supervisor of the 3D department. He was part of the team that created Alois Nebel, which won European Film Award for Best European Animated Feature Film. He is currently pursuing his own film projects and part–timing for the R.U.R. post–production company.