I first came across the director Jan Svankmajer when I watched Little Otik. If the idea of a darkly comic eastern european fairly tale appeals to you, then I highly recommend it. Five stars. This film shares the same fantasic cinematography and imagery, and a great deal of Svankmajer's stop frame animation, which is fascinating to watch. Where it differs is in the narrative. There's very little story here, as it tells the tale of five loosely linked characters and their bizarre, largely sexual fantasies. Quite where these come from in anyone's imagination is hard to fathom (though the credits are in Czech, there are references to Freud and other psychoanalysts, which might be a clue). Clearly the director has allowed his imagination free rein. With no dialogue, you can simply watch, intrigued to see what can possibly happen next. I shan't give too much of the story as it's the bizarre nature of the events unfolding that makes it fascinating. It's too wierd to give it five stars, but definitely worth a watch if you want to see something truly different.