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  • Creepy Cute: As one might expect, Lucifer is a Manipulative Bastard, but here, he is played by a cute little girl, and since the film doesn't show any realistic violence or sexuality, Lucifer's actions come off as more impish than outright malevolent.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: A lot of reviews single out Eszter Gyalog for praise.
  • Nightmare Fuel:
    • The Byzantine sequence is full of this, from the priests who are spoiling to slaughter someone at the slightest provocation to the procession of lepers to the utterly deranged Patriarch.
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    • During the Victorian sequence, a young girl gives birth over the mouth of a grave. That the baby in question is just a cheap baby doll covered in fake blood does not make it any less disturbing.
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not for Kids?: Despite having an all-child cast, the film is most certainly not a kids movie, featuring as it does simulated violence and death, unsimulated nudity, and depictions of religious fanaticism.
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: It's unknown what possessed Andras Jeles to create a film adaptation of The Tragedy of Man starring a cast made up entirely of children, but the overall effect is incredibly jarring.
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