Accumulator 1 ★★★

Jan Sverak's direction triumphs over the simplistic "TV is bad" message and elements of leering sex farce. The concept, in which TV programs suck the life out of people and leave them with doubles in a hazy world of sets on the other side of the TV, is a bit confusing, but played out imaginatively. The colors of yellow and blue are deployed symbolically throughout, with blue representing the malign power of TV and yellow a more natural balancing force. Sverak goes all out on POV shots from a blood vessel and the inside of a mouth during dental surgery. Not entirely successful, but an intriguing bit of Terry Gilliam-style surreal fantasy.