Alice (Neco z Alenky) (1988)




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Czech surrealist filmmaker Jan Svankmajer, who gained a reputation for his short subjects, makes his feature-film debut with Neco z Alenky, a grotesque look into the darkest, wildest recesses of a child's mind. A surreal adaptation of Lewis Carroll's children's classic Alice in Wonderland, the film stars Kristyna Kohoutová as Alice, the only human character in the film. The other roles, which are voiced by Alice, are filled by an odd menagerie of animated clay, puppets, and meat. After falling … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Horror, Animation, Art House & International, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Special Interest
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On DVD: Apr 11, 2000
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Critic Reviews for Alice (Neco z Alenky)

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (4)

The definitive version of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Though [Jan Svankmajer] strips away all sweetness and light, he does not violate Lewis Carroll's story.

Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

It takes us back to a time in the history of movies when audiences responded to the images on screen with a combination of awe and fear, when in submitting to them, we felt as if we were submitting to a spell.

Full Review… | August 20, 2002
Washington Post
Top Critic

Not necessarily for young kids, this is a surrealist version with a great deal of attention accorded to objects.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Nothing in Svankmajer's Alice is inappropriate per se [...] and Svankmajer does stay true to the particulars of Carroll's book. But he also put his personal stamp on Alice, by literalizing on film a lot of what reads as fantasy on the page.

Full Review… | April 15, 2014
The Dissolve

Its glorious proliferation of magical transformations works like a charm on anyone who values the imagination.

Full Review… | November 26, 2012
Daily Telegraph

Audience Reviews for Alice (Neco z Alenky)

Blissfully bizarre! Exactly how Lewis Carroll would have envisioned it had he been a crack addicted taxidermist with a fetish for sock puppets.

Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer

A young girl visits a wonderful land of white rabbits, mad hatters and skull-faced animals with razor sharp teeth in this dark and surreal stop-motion animation adaptation of ALICE IN WONDERLAND. The whimsical flavor of Lewis Carroll blends astoundingly well with Jan Svankmajer's nightmare seasonings, like mixing pure cane sugar with white powder heroin.

Greg S

Super Reviewer

Essentially an art house interpretation of Alice In Wonderland. It's extremely bizarre and dark compared to most adaptions. The stop motion animation fits really well with the style of the film. It's very much an unknown treasure and i'd recommend it to anyone who loves the story or just likes bizarre, demented kid's movies.

Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer

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