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Case for a Rookie Hangman is a 1970 Czech film drama directed by Pavel Juráček.

The film can be classified as a surrealist or absurdist satire. It is based loosely on the third book of Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift, but the story is transferred to an early 20th-century world in decay. The movie shows also the influence of Franz Kafka and Lewis Carroll.


This movie contains examples of:

  • Bittersweet Ending - Gulliver leaves Balnibarbi without being executed but his effort to show them how irrational their regime is fails.
  • Down the Rabbit Hole - Gulliver's arrival to Balnibarbiis similar to Alice in Wonderland. Tunnell seems as a Hole. He also finds a dead Bunny.
  • The Dog Bites Back - When a Hangman students hits Gulliver during interrogation, Gulliver stands up and returns the punch.
  • Karma Houdini - Gulliver
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  • Only Sane Man - Gulliver
  • Surreal Horror - Gulliver's first moments
  • World in the Sky - Laputa


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