Local pub in a small town. It’s Monday and the bar is closed, chairs are turned up on the tables. The pub is empty except for six amateur actors sitting in a corner. They've met to rehearse The Insect Play by the Čapek brothers. On a raised platform across the room we see a stage, set for Act II of the play. As the rehearsal progresses, the characters of the play are born and die with no regard to time. The actors slowly become one with them, some of them experiencing frightening transformations. Bugs behave as human beings and people behave as insects. The screenplay extends this misanthropy further while also reflecting Franz Kafka and his famous Metamorphosis.
Cast / Jaromír Dulava , Jiří Lábus , Norbert Lichý , Jan Budař , Kamila Magálová , Ivana Uhlířová , Pavel Nový Writer / Jan Švankmajer DoP / Adam Oľha , Jan Růžička Sound / Ivo Špalj Story / Jan Švankmajer Costumes / Veronika Hrubá Editor / Jan Daňhel Set Designer / Jan Švankmajer , Václav Švankmajer