Alois Nebel is a 2011 Czech animated drama film directed by Tomáš Luňák, based on the comic-book trilogy by Jaroslav Rudiš and Jaromír 99. It is set in the late 1980s in a small village in the Jeseník Mountains, close to the Polish border, and tells the story of a train dispatcher who begins to suffer from hallucinations where the present converges with the dark past of the expulsion of Germans after World War II. The black-and-white film was animated mainly through rotoscoping and stars Miroslav Krobot as the title character.
Kirk Honeycutt of The Hollywood Reporter called the animation “a sheer wonder” and the film “a bracing experience for those who want animation to be more than 3D superheroics and anthropomorphic animal stories”. He wrote that “Ultimately, the film may delve into too much specific Czech history and central European psychology to travel beyond those territories to other than film festivals”, but “The glory of the film lies not in its story but rather in its atmosphere and imagery”.