Acclaimed Czech surrealist Jan Svankmajer ("Little Otik") pours a dollop of Edgar Allen Poe and a heaping helping of the Marquis de Sade into this idiosyncratic stew of stop-motion animation and live action. The grimly humorous goings-on begin when unstable protagonist Jean (Pavel Liska) places himself in the care of "the Marquis" (Jan Triska), only to find his cure worse than the disease. Jaroslav Dusek, Martin Huba also star. 118 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: Czech; Subtitles: English; "making of" documentary; photo gallery; theatrical trailer. In Czech with English subtitles.