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An ecological science-fiction mockumentary about the discovery of a new species inhabiting the industrial wasteland in the north of the former Czechoslovakia. Unlike humans, oil gobblers need exhaust gases, oil, and coal to survive. Accompanied by a film crew, a zoologist and a biochemist go out into an oilfield to search for the elusive creatures. In 1989 the film won a Student Academy Award.
One of internationally most acclaimed Czech directors. Oil Gobblers brought him early professional success by winning a Student Academy Award. Another big success was his comedy Kolja, which won an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.