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Puppenhead

Australia (MIFF 1996, Robotica)

Director: David Cox

"Set in Germany and New York in the thirties, it's about a puppeteer harassed by a Nazi spy. Cox doesn't waste the premise, but cleverly integrates live action and model animation in this strikingly ambitious black comedy that quotes from Metropolis and Caligari without being trite. Photographed in high contrast black and white, its images of violence and the psychological horror of its protagonist recall the work of the Brothers Quay".

•Naomi Burley and Peter Calvin, Filmnews

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