Street of Crocodiles

Directed by Quay Brothers

Year: 1986
Running Time: 21
Color Type: Color
Booking Inquiry

Street of Crocodiles

Crew
Directed by Quay Brothers


The Quays’ masterpiece, STREET OF CROCODILES is adapted from a short story by Polish writer Bruno Schulz, and was their first film shot on 35mm. A museum keeper spits into the eyepiece of an ancient peep-show and sets the musty machine in motion, plunging the viewer into a nightmarish netherworld of bizarre puppet rituals among the dirt and grime.

“On display in a deserted provincial museum is an old viewing Kinetoscope machine with a map indicating the precise district of the Street of Crocodiles. Lodged deep within this wooden oesophagus lie the internal configurations and mechanisms of the Street of Crocodiles like some quasi-anatomical exhibit. The anonymous offering of human saliva by an attendant caretaker activates and releases the Schulzian theatre from stasis into permanent flux. Myth stalks the streets of this parasitical zone where the mythological ascension of the everyday is charted by a marginal interloper who threads himself through this one night of the Great Season. No centre can be reached and the futile pursuit concludes in the deepest rear rooms of a slightly dubious tailor’s shop.” –The Quay Brothers

STREET OF CROCODILES is available on DVD as part of the PHANTOM MUSEUMS: THE SHORT FILMS OF THE QUAY BROTHERS box set. It will be touring on 35mm as part of the QUAY BROTHERS IN 35MM series and will be released on a Quay Brothers Blu-ray on October 20, 2015.
Join the conversation
'@KinoLorber' on Jan. 27 2020 at 4:12pm
RT' @KLStudioClassic': Coming April 7th! From the acclaimed director of Destry Rides Again, The Ghost Breakers, The Blue Dahlia & Pillars of…
'@KinoLorber' on Jan. 27 2020 at 3:37pm
RT' @FilmForumNYC': BEANPOLE opens this Wednesday, 1/29.' https://t.co/TGm1tqM2xR'' https://t.co/OS0cncn73F'
'@KinoLorber' on Jan. 27 2020 at 3:35pm
RT' @Slant_Magazine': "Kantemir Balagov depicts pain in blunt terms, but he traces the aftershocks of coping and collapse with delicate subtl…
'@KinoLorber' on Jan. 27 2020 at 3:35pm
RT' @lecinemaclub': “I learned that despite all the hardships and devastation, they were surrounded by bright colors every day.” Read Kantemi…
'@KinoLorber' on Jan. 27 2020 at 3:34pm
RT' @kmendoncafilho': #Bacurau in Sundance. A rather special goody from' @kinolorber'' https://t.co/vBiIJjvkNu'
'@KinoLorber' on Jan. 27 2020 at 12:01pm
"A key early work for both William Wyler and screenwriter Preston Sturges gets a fantastic new transfer from Kino L…' https://t.co/CeSV5seCC4'
'@KinoLorber' on Jan. 27 2020 at 11:26am
Reserve your tickets by 2/3 for our nationwide screenings of' @AfterParkland' and Day of Conversation on 2/12:…' https://t.co/4nKWbPJFxk'
'@KinoLorber' on Jan. 26 2020 at 7:39pm
Watch a teaser for Pietro Marcello's MARTIN EDEN, based on the Jack London classic and starring Luca Marinelli in a…' https://t.co/0C1HGuxtoT'
'@KinoLorber' on Jan. 26 2020 at 7:31pm
RT' @Jeremyrcarr': Preparing for' @BeNaturalMovie' on the big screen tomorrow at' @AlamoPhoenix' by revisiting the work of Alice Guy-Blaché today…
'@KinoLorber' on Jan. 26 2020 at 7:30pm
RT' @TrailersFromHel': In a brand-new' @CineSavant' piece,' @charliehillart6' reviews the new' @KinoLorber' Blu-ray release of “The Oscar,” starrin…
Tweet Now!

Inquiries & Press

General Inquiries

Kino Lorber, Inc.
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (212) 629-6880
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871

Press & Media

For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing dninh@kinolorber.com or calling 212-629-6880.

Educational

Please visit our educational site at www.KinoLorberEDU.com

For assistance with educational orders, please contact us at:

Phone:212-629-6880
Fax: 212-714-0871
Email: edu@kinolorber.com