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Acceleration

Switzerland / Czechoslovakia, 1968 (MIFF 1969, Programme 4)

Director: Pavel Prochazka

A fable on the futility of progress for its own sake. Is the grass any greener for the helmeted astronaut than for the naked ape?

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