'The Hangman' is a poem by Maurice Ogden, animated into a 12-minute film made by Les Goldman and Paul Julian. The people of a town are condemned to die one by one by a mysterious stranger who erects a gallows in the town square.
The film takes a cynical look at how humankind loves to feed others into the death machine, its narrated by Herschel Bernardi. Shadows and shifting geometric planes lend a Chirico-like quality to Julian's animation, music was composed and conducted by Serge Hovey.
The film was a co-winner of the Silver Sail award at the Locarno International Film Festival in 1964.
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