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Year
1981
Runtime
8 min.
Director
Zbigniew Rybczynski
Genres
Animation, Short
Rating *
7.8
Votes *
1,556
Checks
1,073
Favs
116
Dislikes
5
Favs/checks
10.8% (1:9)
Favs/dislikes
23:1
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  1. rpOliveira's avatar

    rpOliveira

    I love this one!

    Trivia:

    "At the 1983 Oscar ceremony, Polish director Zbigniew Rybczynski had possibly the worst night that any Oscar winner has ever had at the Academy Awards. When his short film, Tango (1981), was announced as the winner of the Best Animated Short category, presenter Kristy McNichol mispronounced Rybczynski's name as "Zbigniewski Sky." When Rybczynski accepted the award, his speech was cut off by the orchestra. After talking to reporters in the press room, Rybczynski stepped outside the auditorium to have a cigarette. When he tried to return, an overzealous security guard refused to let him in. Rybczynski was holding his Oscar, but was dressed in a cheap suit and sneakers because he had been unable to afford better clothes. He tried to explain to the guard that he was an Oscar winner, but his English was limited. Hearing Rybczynski's Polish speech, the security guard assumed the director was drunk and shoved him up against a wall. During the altercation, Rybczynski reportedly yelled, "American Pig! I have Oscar!" and tried to kick the guard in the groin. Rybczynski spent the night in jail before the mess was sorted out."
    9 years 2 months ago
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  3. few visible scars's avatar

    few visible scars

    please don;t ask me why, but I really enjoyed this decidedly odd, but interesting (or do I mean intriguing?) film.. No idea what I was supposed to take away from it, but it will remain in the memory for some time.. 4 years 7 months ago
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In 3 official lists

  1. This movie ranks #18 in Annecy Festival's 100 Films for a Century of Animation
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  2. This movie ranks #59 in Lodz Film Museum's Best Polish Films
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  3. This movie ranks #123 in Brief Encounters
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