From "Waltz With Bashir" to "Persepolis", there have been several examples of animated feature films dealing with controversial political issues. "Alois Nebel" continues this tradition: The screen adaptation of the critically acclaimed graphic tells of the expulsion of the German-speaking population from the Czech Sudentenland. The protagonist is station master Alois Nebel, who in 1989 is on duty at a Czech railway station close to the Polish boarder. The appearance of a mysterious stranger confronts the melancholic man with repressed memories from his past. For his film, director Tomás Lunák used rotoscoping, an animation technique for which live-action film images are projected on glass panels and then re-drawn. The result is a visually stunning, multi-layered piece of cinematic art, both entertaining and complex. Rightfully, "Alois Nebel" won the European Film Award for Best Animated Feature in 2012.