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Román S Basou

Román S Basou

English Title: The Novel With The Double-Bass

Román S Basou (The Novel With The Double-Bass , Story of the Bass Cello) (1949) Theatrical Cartoon

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  • Theatrical ShortShort
  • Traditional Animation
  • Krátký Film Praha, Studio Jiřího Trnky
  • Distributed by: Krátký Film Praha
  • Directed By Jiri Trnka.
  • Originally Released in 1949 (Estimate).
  • Originally Released Theatrically.
  • Running Time: 13 minutes.
  • Color
  • Czechoslovakia  Czechoslovakia

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A bass player's clothes are stolen while he's bathing in a river. The lyrically humorous, slightly ironic tale of a poor musician who carries a noble girl, whose...  (more)

Cartoon Production Information:


Alternate Title: "Roman S Basou."

English Titles: "The Novel With The Double-Bass" and "Story of the Bass Cello."

Puppet animation.

Based on Anton Chekhov's story.


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Cute, though a bit slow

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This piece by Jiri Trnka has a nostalgic charm to it, though the pace is generally slower than we are accustomed to nowadays.

Based on a short story by Chekov, Trnka follows a bassist as he (in order) gets undressed, gets in a pond, spots a...  (read more)

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