From Franz Winzentsen's animation book: The development of a state symbol all the way to it's museum like finish as a mirror of its' history. An allegorical tale of an ideology past its sell-by date. In the final scene we see a hammer and sickle on a wall somewhere in Italy.

Original title: Hammer & Sichel
Director: Franz Winzentsen
Script: Franz Winzentsen
Cinematography: Franz Winzentsen
Music: Uwe Knott, Lutz Homann
Others: Speaker: Franz Winzentsen; Editing: Franz Winzentsen; Sound: Uwe Knott, Lutz Homann
Dialogue: German
Clearance of minors: 0 years
Licensed territory: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Topics: Essay, Satire
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