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A man is tormented by the letter "A".
According to director Lenica, "It is a very simple film, with only one man and one letter in one set design. It is about a conflict between the man and the letter."
Rarely seen, with only a handful of prints known to be in existence.
Animated (cartoon, combined technique), West Germany/France. Awards: 1965 - Grand Prix at Oberhausen, Bundesfilmspreis - West Germany, Grand Prix at Prades.
Opening card reads:
J'étais un garçon solitaire, bien tranquille, ni heureux,ni malheureux, avant que ne s'installe au cœurde ma maison le monstre qui s'insinue, accapare, écrase...
Ending card reads:
...hélas... le monstre "B" attendait à la porte... et les letters de l'alphabet sont plius de 26, plus de 26... l'alphabet est cyclique... l'alphabet est infatigable.
... alas ... the monster "B" was waiting at the door ... and the letters of the alphabet are more than 26, more than 26 ... the alphabet is cyclic ... the alphabet is indefatigable .
Directed by Jan Lenica
Produced by Boris von Borresholm
Written by Jan Lenica
Music by Georges Delerue
Cinematography Georges Maillet
Edited by Renate Ruhr
Production company Film Boris von Borrisholm
Distributed by Alpha Film Group
Release date February 1, 1965
Country West Germany
on June 1, 2017