The most famous of Roman Polanski's short films, made while he was a student, this eloquent fantasy-parable elucidates the problems of maintaining a private life in the world today. Filmed without dialogue, it is an excellent example of absurdist cinema. B&W, 19 minutes.
Plus: THE FAT AND THE LEAN (Poland, 1961): Another famous short film directed by Polanski, this attack on government tyranny and absurdity, a parable told in terms of broad comedy, uses the relationship between a vulgar, filthy, boorish man and his browbeaten servant to illustrate its bitter theme. Poland, 1958, B&W, 16 minutes.
Both films on one DVD, total running time 35 minutes.
NTSC Region 0 encoding (Entire World)