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The Tragedy of Man
Az ember tragédiája

Animation, Drama



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The epic and bleak story of human civilisation, from the Garden of Eden to the chilling humanoid future. Lucifer, the co-creator of the world (according to his statement) tests Adam and puts him to sleep to see his destiny through the ages. The trip is interesting, visually stimulating (but never pretty), and relentlessly repeating. Not a single note of happiness or laughter enters The Tragedy of Man, which proceeds from the Garden of Eden to Egypt and then to classical Greece, Rome, Christianity and beyond. Cannes Palm D’Or winner and Oscar-nominated Hungarian legend of animation Marcell Jankovics adapted the script of The Tragedy of Man in 1983 from Imre Madách’s play. The production of the film started in 1988 but only concluded at the end of 2011 after two and a half decades of struggle.
Themes Abandonment , Shelter , Alllegory , Ambiguity , Animation , Learning , Change , Fall , Crime , Beginnings , Intertwined lives , Grieving , Ripple effect , Education , Togetherness , Strange , Madness , Healing , War , Heros , Lost illusions , Worry , Justice , Legend , Crisis , Psychology , Freedom , Fight , Manipulation , Lies , Metamorphosis , Musical , Nature , Obsession , Dream , Politics , Psychoanalysis , Religion , Encounter , Secrets , Separation , Loosing oneself , Making mistakes , Supernatural , Suspense , Traditions , Betrayal , Transformation , Confusion , Travel
Year of production 2011
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