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I'd appreciate any help identifying this old animated film.

The main trope is that people have a shoe-print in the backs of their heads. The young wear a training mold on their heads to form the shoe-print, which they need in order to "fit" properly into society. The tired breadwinner of the household has his shoe-print massaged at the end of the day by his sympathetic wife. The son of the family has his shoe-print mold removed when he finally enters society.

This film was from Russia or Poland, I think — a Soviet-bloc country, in any case. I saw it around 1978. I remember the colors being mostly greys and generally drab, and there were no words or names that I can recall.


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It's not Japanese-style anime, if that's what you mean; it probably predates the era of widespread anime style. How do I request to move the post to Movies & TV? –  brannerchinese Aug 12 '13 at 0:08
Normally you would flag it for moderator attention and mention that you think it should be moved. However, the moderators on this site are already aware of this in this case so there's no need. It should be moved fairly soon. –  Logan M Aug 12 '13 at 0:12
Thanks! Is there a formal statement of the identity of "anime" per se somewhere on the site? That would be useful to people like me... –  brannerchinese Aug 12 '13 at 0:17
This help center page is a good place to start, though it's missing some things. Any questions about animation that originates in Japan counts as anime. Some animated series produced outside Japan also qualify if they're significantly influenced by Japanese-style animation. There are other things which are also allowed, including anime-style games, certain comics inspired by manga, etc. –  Logan M Aug 12 '13 at 0:33
For ID requests specifically, it's best to limit it to things which you know, or at least have good reason to suspect, are from Japan. For other types of questions about a particular series which is not of Japanese origin, you should probably ask on meta whether or not it's allowed, since the decisions are made on a per-series basis. –  Logan M Aug 12 '13 at 0:34