A Mind-Bending Story of Perception, Illusion, and Plastic Surgery

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Beomsik Shimbe Shim's The Wonder Hospital, a visually stunning 3D and puppet-based animated film, defies description. It involves children and toys -- and faceless plastic surgeons sporting 3D glasses. It could be the love child of Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas and FOX's reality show about competitive surgical makeovers, The Swan. It reveals how twisted (both metaphorically and literally) our fixation on physical appearance has become. It's surreal, terrifying, and totally captivating. You'll have to trust me on this one. 

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Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.
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