Village of Idiots

Village of Idiots

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Based on a Jewish folk tale adapted by playwright John Lazarus, this animated short tells the story of Shmendrik, a simpleton living in a small Polish village. Weary of daily life in his native Chelm, Shmendrik sets out on a quest for knowledge that brings him to a new Chelm, a place eerily reminiscent of his old Chelm. An amusing take on our tendency to romanticize what we don't have.

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Credits
  • director
    Eugene Fedorenko
  • animation
    Eugene Fedorenko
  • director
    Rose Newlove
  • animation
    Rose Newlove
  • producer
    David Verrall
    Michael Scott
  • executive producer
    John Spotton
    John Taylor
    Dennis Murphy
    Gerry Flahive
    Barrie Angus McLean
    David Verrall
  • script
    John Lazarus
  • sound
    Greg Shim
  • sound editing
    Jean-Baptiste Roger
  • re-recording
    Serge Boivin
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • narrator
    Nicholas Rice
  • music
    Normand Roger