Animation: The Tragedy of Man
Az ember tragédiája is an animated epic by Hungarian director Marcell Jankovics, that had been in production for over 2 decades until finally being released in 2011. It is based on a (nearly unstageable) 1861 play of the same title by Imre Madách and follows Lucifer, Adam and Eve as they reincarnate in various eras, both historical and humanistic. Nearly 3 hour long, it consists of several segments, each with its own art style, appropriate to the depicted era:
- Genesis, where Lucifer seduces Adam and Eve
- Stone Age
- Ancient Egypt
- Ancient Greece
- Ancient Rome
- European Middle Ages
- 17th century Prague
- The French Revolution
- Mostly Victorian Britain
- The future of realized Communism, with elements borrowed from some well-known Dystopias
- Transhumanistic future somewhere in space
- Near The End of the World as We Know It, where degraded humans struggle for survival
- Stone Age again, Adam awakens from a dream
This animation provides examples of: (warning: spoilers ahead)
- Anachronism Stew: The Medieval segment switches back and forth between Crusades, late Middle Ages, and Arian controversy. The Victorian segment, which was contemporary to Imre Madách, in the adaptation gradually transforms into The Roaring Twenties and then into Turn of the Millennium.
- Art Shift: Between segments, naturally. Not that there aren't any within segments.
- Apocalypse How: Class 3b or 4.
- Crapsack World: Much of human history and future.
- Democracy Is Bad: The Greek segment.
- Humans Are Flawed: The premise.
- Lawyer-Friendly Cameo: Used a lot in depicton of the 20th century.
- Public Domain Soundtrack
- Sapient Ship: Lucifer transforms Adam into one in Transhumanistic segment.