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The Emperor and the Nightingale


The Emperor's Nightingale relates the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale through utilization of stop-motion puppet animation. The film was produced by the Prague-based "Trick Brothers" studio, owned and operated by Jiri Trnka. The story, adapted by Trnka and Jiri Brdecka, is the traditional one of the emperor who so loved the song of the nightingale that he purchased an artificial singing bird--thereby breaking the nightingale's heart. Actors Jaromir Sobota and Helena Patockova are the only non-puppet...more