Every interaction is a protocol; every interaction is a fight; every interaction is cannibalism and unnecessary lust - (the very act of being is lustful in itself). We're our personal destroyers and we love it. It just needs a little bit of lemon juice.
estamos sedentes de fome - e não olhamos para o que consumimos - canibais : ~o mundo a comer-se a si próprio"
It's like we're all replaceable to one another, as long as we don't provide a material product. Dehumanizing and tearing apart the little dignity we are left with. I feel like it has a strong political message, regarding the current economical situation; like we are nothing more than a bunch of predators and empty holes. Awesome.
Remember seeing this at a film festival in 92, my first experience with Svankmajer. Remember being equally fascinated and disgusted and the film still has the same power now. A macabre idea of man as an eating machine with little scruples about what he consumes as long as he consumes.Great strange exercise in stop motion animation.
Now that I'm back to work after vacation, I have to cut back on my feature-length film viewing, but that's nothing to cry about because short films, just like their longer counterparts, can be works of art, entertaining and meaningful. This film is all three.
This is a grisly little film about consumption (in every sense of the word). It's ridiculously over the top but what saves it from utter revulsion is its twisted sense of humor. It made me think of what William S. Burroughs said about "Naked Lunch": "The title means exactly what the words say: naked lunch, a frozen moment when everyone sees what is on the end of every fork."