Indie Trailer Sunday: Czech Rotoscoped B&W Film 'Alois Nebel' Teaser
Every time I see rotoscoping, I have to stop and admire it, it's such a great form of animation. Today's indie trailer comes from the Czech Republic, a feature film adaptation of the first modern graphic novel to be published in the Czech Republic. The film is called Alois Nebel from director Tomáš Luňák and I have to give my thanks to Twitch for first featuring it. This is a 68-second teaser and unfortunately does not have subtitles, but it's for a dark and fascinating, rotoscoped B&W animated film that I suggest taking a look at anyway. If you're confused, we've got some more information on the plot. Check out this great teaser below!
Watch the first teaser trailer for Tomáš Luňák's Alois Nebel via Negativ Film's Vimeo:
The end of the eighties in the twentieth century. Alois Nebel works as a dispatcher at the small railway station on the Czech-Polish border. He's a loner, who prefers old timetables to people, and he finds the loneliness of the station tranquil - except when the fog rolls in. Then he hallucinates, seeing trains from the last hundred years pass through the station. They bring ghosts and shadows from the dark past of Europe.
Alois Nebel is directed by Tomás Lunák, from a screenplay by Jaromír "99" Svejdík & Jaroslav Rudiš. The film is produced by Pavel Strnad at Negativ Film, in association with Pallas Film, Tobogang, Česká televize, UPP and Soundsquare. This is an adaptation of the 2003 graphic novel by Jaroslav Rudiš and Jaromír 99, and uses rotoscoping to stay true to the style of the original comic. For more information visit: aloisnebel.cz.