First, allow me to calm myself for a minute…..
and for the record, watching Punishment park is the most emotional experience in my 22 years of existence. This is, simply, beyond powerful. Peter Watkins, thank you, and damn you for succeeded in playing with all my sense with this film. Outrage, fear, sadness, depression.. It all comes in this 90 minutes packages. I am blind at first. All i know is, Punishment Park is a work of a director, that his film, Edvard Munch, i adored so much. I didn’t expect a slightest thinking that my eyes will floors with tears, my heart pounding with intense feelings, and shaken. BIG TIMES.
Punishment Park tells a two parallel stories. The first one being a tribunals hearing of some hippies waiting for their fate, and another is on the desert, in which the convicts wandering around the so called “Punishment Park”. Both stories, are, equivalently devastating. Add in with Watkins genius film making style, that makes this feels like an authentic documentary, really had me on my nerve. By the time the film ended, all i want to do is punch the TV, and/or hug someone i love. Yes, it is that affecting.