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Ssaki (Mammals)

Ssaki (Mammals) (1963)

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Release Date: May 1, 1963 Wide

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Ssaki (Mammals) is a ten-minute short film by Roman Polanski. It features two men and a sled in the snow. Theorists connect the themes of this film with the political duplicity in his 1961 short The Fat and the Lean. Ssaki features music by frequent collaborator Krzysztof Komeda. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi

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This was Polanski's second short after film school, and his final short to be made before he embarked on a career doing features. Like a lot of his early stuff, it's got some really good music, and it is a fun little romp. The snowy setting looks good, and it's hard not to be able to relate to two guys and their shenanigans with a sled (unless you've never played around in snow before).
August 20, 2010
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Chris Weber

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Charming slapstick comedy against a beautiful snowy backdrop. It features probably the greatest score Krzysztof Komeda ever wrote for any Polanski short film, following each action and reaction of the two men who are trying to reach some point, equipped only with one sled and lots of selfishness.
July 31, 2008
pier007

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A very funny short that deals with the issue of getting out of work. When there is a delay there's different music then the tune played when one is working. In less then 15 minutes you could feel the characters feelings. I personally even began rooting for one of them. It ended up kinda being like Spy vs Spy from Mad comics. Exhibited Polanski's natural film making talents.
August 23, 2012
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