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Food (1993)

Jídlo (original title)
BREAKFAST: After eating breakfast, a man is transformed into an elaborate dumb-waiter-style breakfast dispenser - and the same fate befalls the man who obtains breakfast from him. LUNCH: ... See full summary »

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Jan Svankmajer

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Jan Svankmajer
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Credited cast:
Ludvík Sváb Ludvík Sváb ... Eater
Bedrich Glaser Bedrich Glaser ... Eater
Jan Kraus ... Eater
Pavel Marek Pavel Marek ... Eater
Josef Fiala Josef Fiala ... Eater
Karel Hamr Karel Hamr ... Eater
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jaromír Kallista Jaromír Kallista ... Eater
David Lhotak David Lhotak
Vaclav Livora Vaclav Livora
Marie Zemanová Marie Zemanová
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BREAKFAST: After eating breakfast, a man is transformed into an elaborate dumb-waiter-style breakfast dispenser - and the same fate befalls the man who obtains breakfast from him. LUNCH: After failing to catch the waiter's eye, two would-be diners end up eating everything within reach. DINNER: Portraits of various meals made up of human organs. Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Country:

UK | Czech Republic

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Release Date:

13 April 1994 (USA) See more »

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Comida See more »

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Mono

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Trivia

The "instruction card" in the Breakfast segment appears to actually be an instructions-for-entry form for an unidentified international animation festival. Although the text is partially erased and obscured, you can make out references to entries, storyboards, VHS and U-Matic videotape, ability to compete, authorship, and dates (November 1991-November 1992 and an October submission deadline). See more »

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During breakfast, when the man wipes his face with a napkin, his glasses disappear. See more »

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Referenced in Beautiful Video of Food from the Diners (2016) See more »

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Just eat it!
29 August 2006 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

Jan Svankmajer has portrayed many wacky things, but "Jidlo" is a whole new level. Portraying bizarre things happening during each meal, he goes all out. The first vignette "Breakfast" seems to be a slight repeat of his earlier movie "Et Cetera". The most eye-opening vignette is "Lunch", in which two men at a table can't get the waiter's attention, and resort to eating their plates, utensils, clothes, and even the table...but they don't intend to stop there. With "Dinner", Svankmajer decides to be grosser than the Farrelly brothers could ever dream of being.

Maybe this isn't Svankmajer's best movie ever, but it's still worth seeing.


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