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Ersatz

Yugoslavia, 1961 (MIFF 1973, Z is for Zagreb)

Director: Dušan Vukotić

Vukotic plays out the human drama of love, jealousy, murder and suicide in the environment of plastic beach toys. Winner of the first Academy Award for animation outside the United States.

Academy Award, Best Animated Short, 1962; 1st Prize, San Francisco, 1961.

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