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

United Kingdom, Czech Republic

Language

Czech

Cast

Keywords

baby based on fairy tale childless couple

Lists

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