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The Pied Piper

The Pied Piper

The Pied Piper is a 1986 Czechoslovak animated fantasy film directed by Jiří Barta. Its original Czech title is Krysař, which means "The rat catcher". The story is an adaptation of the Pied Piper of Hamelin, a fairy tale originated in medieval Germany. The film was one of Czechoslovakia's most ambitious animation projects of the 1980s, notable for its unusual dark art direction, innovative animation techniques and use of a fictitious language. The art design was heavily inspired by German Expressionism and medieval art. The film was screened in the Un Certain Regard section the 1986 Cannes Film Festival.

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thumb|An example of the [[expressionism|expressionist]] art design present in much of the film