Sunday, March 15, 2009


Kobelkoff (French, 1900, Flash Video 01:23, Lobster Films) at Europa Film Treasures. "...This rare documentary puts us in a troubling situation of voyeurism by having us attend the exhibition of trunk man Nikolaï Kobelkoff, born in Siberia, without limbs. Kobelkoff uses his unique stump with incredible dexterity: he drinks, eats, shoots with a rifle, paints, winds his watch and lifts a dumbbell! In 1932, this extraordinary character was film director Tod Browning's inspiration for the famous film Freaks." More about Nikolaï Kobelkoff at Human Marvels.


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