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France, 1964 (MIFF 1977)

Director: Jan Lenica

A bitter, pessimistic cartoon, showing man's utter helplessness in the face of forces stronger than himself. A man's home is invaded by the letter A'. Guile, flattery, magic, brute strenglh fail to remove this enemy. He gives up all hope—then discovers that 'A' has disappeared. After a period of doubt, he is delighted to be alone again. Suddenly, B' appears.

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