Review of “Neighbours” (1952)


Norman McLaren (writer-director).

An intoxicating flower appears between the property of two men. Not content to share it, they go to war. “Douhou ni shinsetsu nare”.

Live action and glorious stop motion. Tongue-in-cheek morality play. In line with the explicit message from The Bible (ca. 110 CE), the imagery is brutal, including hitting defenseless women with planks and kicking a baby in the head.

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