Greedy Guts (2000)

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Avg Rating: 4.3 / 5. Voted: 62

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AKA: Otesánek; Little Otik
Directed by: Jan Svankmajer
Starring: Jan Hartl (Karel), Veronika Zilkova (Bozena), Kristina Adamcova (Alzbetka), Jaroslava Kretschmerova (Alzbetka’s Mother), Pavel Novy (Alzbetka’s Father)
Country: Czech Republic, European Cinema
Language: Czech (English subtitles)
Runtime: 02:06:06
Genres: Anime-Animation, Bizarre, Cannibalism, Dolls, Overeating, Old-Young, Body Modification

Plot – Spoilers:
Greedy Guts, based on a Czech fairytale, follows the bizarre life of a childless couple Karel and Bozena who’ve just been rejected at an infertility clinic. The husband Karel as a sort of joke digs up a bit of a tree that resembles a baby and presents it to his wife. But she takes it seriously and starts caring for it like it were her real child, Otik.

Keeping a close eye on the couple is a little girl Alzbetka who’s bored and lonely, being the only child in the building. She soon gets obsessed with being friends with the strange baby that the couple keeps possessively hidden from nosy neighbors. When Alzbetka is not busy spying on the couple, she’s trying to get away from an old pedophile who lives upstairs.

The lives of all the residents soon hits the macabre as little Otik develops a massive appetite.

Greedy Guts is a work of wonder and mastery by the Czech master Jan Svankmajer. When it’s not darkly comedic in its view on childlessness and pedophilia, it conjures up memorable scenes of pure WTFery – like a scene where babies are sold like fish, wrapped in newspapers.

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Aurelia
Aurelia
October 8, 2023 2:51 pm

Otesanek was played by Woody Harrelson

La Angelita
La Angelita
July 4, 2023 4:51 pm

I loved this movie since I was young. It nearly brought me to tears then and now. I feel so sorry for the baby, it’s not his fault he couldn’t control his hunger and if anything I feel it was the parents fault for not finding a better solution. After all I say this movie was done w great taste and it shows us how real these things are in life, besides the folklore.

Master Ted
Master Ted
November 11, 2022 2:19 am

All women r cunts cos they got them to. There all skanks and good 4 nothing

Raise your game
Raise your game
Reply to  Master Ted
November 11, 2022 2:46 am

Twice with the lady-hate and twice such low-q stuff. Its truely shocking that you can not muster something more artistic. As for cunts I grew up using the word only towards men. Its usage against women is more a US thing. Skank is correct however low-and-sleazy is kind of why I visit this site.

Yessir
Yessir
Reply to  Raise your game
November 11, 2022 3:06 am

­čĹĆ Ditto

Edgelord Mike Tyson
Edgelord Mike Tyson
November 10, 2022 10:30 pm

Yo u useless pricks any good movie to recommend around here?

Janis
Janis
Reply to  Edgelord Mike Tyson
November 11, 2022 2:17 am

‘No CUNTry For Old Men’. Give that film a go Mike Hunt

Day at the Zoo
Day at the Zoo
Reply to  Edgelord Mike Tyson
November 11, 2022 2:39 am

Bump in the Night..1991.. has a Super ending.

Kishore
Kishore
December 16, 2021 7:05 pm

Fairy tales in a good screenplay

TheStonedRanger
TheStonedRanger
November 1, 2021 11:47 pm

Came here to watch weird ass Czech movies, not look up a little girl’s skirt!!!

tonyelmono
tonyelmono
August 21, 2021 4:36 am

It’s too bad they couldn’t give the movie an ending. Pretty funny otherwise

Lin
Lin
July 7, 2021 1:19 am

This is a spoiler

I think it’s dad’s fault for bringing a log to his insane wife, knowing how eager she was for a baby. He did it with every intention and then acts like it wasn’t his idea.

I know this is a fairy tale, but I don’t understand why the girl is so attached to helping otik, knowing what the tale was like.

scar
scar
May 6, 2021 2:09 am

the baby sounds and images at the beginning triggered my fight or flight mode

Poopshoot
Poopshoot
April 23, 2021 10:01 pm

I can handle pretty much anything like most people here, but honestly there should be a warning for shit that has ampllified slurping and chewing sounds. Im gonna go repeatedly bang my head off a sidewalk now.

big drip
big drip
April 1, 2021 10:44 am

All in all a brilliant film!

Porusniuc Adina
Porusniuc Adina
March 31, 2021 11:25 pm

Thank you Admin for the movie!I like all the movies of Jan Svankmajer

Happy careerist
Happy careerist
March 31, 2021 1:23 am

More people are actually choosing to not have children chase they realized life is actually much easier without them all the money and time and freedom for themselves looking younger than most exhausted parents :p

Ted Nugent
Ted Nugent
Reply to  Happy careerist
February 26, 2023 7:25 am

Yeah I know. Special needs kids are the worst. I have 2 retards of my own.

Cole
Cole
Reply to  Ted Nugent
February 26, 2023 6:37 pm

You’re not funny, never will be, and in the incredibly slim chance that you’re not full of shit, I feel sorry for your kids.

Ted Nugent
Ted Nugent
Reply to  Cole
February 26, 2023 9:00 pm

Pipe down you fucking coward. If I ever meet you I’d beat your fucking brains in if you had any. Peace out pussy.

Ted Nugent
Ted Nugent
Reply to  Ted Nugent
March 1, 2023 10:32 am

You’d do shit you shit stabbing ass bandit…..stop using my name pussy cunt

Sam
Sam
January 28, 2021 3:41 am

The Grifter hmmm

Robin Wils
Robin Wils
January 25, 2021 10:30 pm

I watched Lunacy a bit back. Now I watched this. Wow, I am impressed. I am going to check out more from this director. I am convinced that he has more cool stuff.

About this movie, give it a period to start. It is beautifully weird. I found it pretty funny. You could call it a so bad it is good movie in way. It is great! It is not really effed up in my opinion though, but that’s fine.

T.Schuster
T.Schuster
July 5, 2020 12:22 am

It a fairy tale…Great acting by all involved.

RedArmageddon
RedArmageddon
June 29, 2020 6:49 pm

I love this movie so much !!
I think this is one of best movies of Jan Svankmajer (at least, compared to “Lunacy”(2005)).
Alot of weird/surreal scenes, I really liked Al┼żbetka and Karel (poor him).
Will watch it again, I recommend !! >:^]

Bartel
Bartel
June 2, 2020 7:56 pm

She want┬┤s to get pregnant?
Knock on wood.

Nightingale-of-Madness
Nightingale-of-Madness
October 24, 2019 9:02 pm

I feel bad for the dad. He was right. He was 100% right and knew exactly when he made a mistake. Alzbetka is an idiot. I’m a little over halfway through, and her idiocy almost makes me wish she dies.

Nightingale-of-Madness
Nightingale-of-Madness
Reply to  Nightingale-of-Madness
October 24, 2019 9:30 pm

Nevermind everyone in this movie is too dumb to live.