(The Pied Piper of
One of the most ambitious
projects in Czech animation history, and unfolds as a mix of amazing
puppetry, ornate oil painting, and footage of live rats.
It's a modern version of the
medieval German legend about a rat-catcher that punishes a sinful
and insolent town Hamelin. The piper has fulfilled the town's wishes
of getting rid of its large rat population but the burghers whose
sole motivation is the acquisition of filthy lucre refuse to pay him
his due. They are greedier than the rats, so the piper's response is
the same as that to the rats.