About

When a childless couple learn that they cannot have children, it causes great distress. To ease his wife's pain, the man finds a piece of root in the backyard and chops it and varnishes it into the shape of a child. However the woman takes the root as her baby and starts to pretend that it is real.

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Directed by

Jan Švankmajer

Written by

Jan Švankmajer (Screenplay)
Karel Jaromír Erben (Story)

Runtime

132 minutes

Country

Japan, United Kingdom, Czech Republic

Language

Czech

Cast

Keywords

baby childless couple

Lists

#632 on The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?