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New York, the 1940s: The brothers Collyer (both voiced by Charles
Whetzel) live a life as recluses, basically because Homer is too sick to
get out, and to compensate Langley has decided to bring the world to him -
but one could also say less poetically they are hoarders, and their
apartment has become so crammed with crap over the years it resembles a
maze. So much so that at one point the ceiling caves in on them, and it
takes weeks for them to be found ...
Now Junk Palace is
based on a true, very tragic story - but the film manages to make a poem
come to life out of it, looking behind the bare facts and making something
beautiful out of it that might at least be the truth. And done by means of
puppetry, and creating tableaus out of the harders' home with attention to
detail, the narrative really comes across as something dreamlike and
otherworldly but very appealing, giving its bare plot a rather mystical
dimension that's well worth a look.
By the way, you can check out the whole Handmade Puppet Dreams-series
- and for the UK it's https://www.amazon.co.uk/v/handmadepuppetdreams