An absurdist tale of master and slave that mixes comedy, cruelty, and a motley array of musical sounds. —MoMA
The son of a Polish Jew and a Russian immigrant, Polanski was born in Paris on August 18, 1933. When he was three, his family moved to the Polish town of Krakow, an unfortunate decision given that the Germans invaded the city in 1940. Things went from bad to worse with the formation of Krakow’s Jewish ghetto, and Polanski’s family was the target of further persecution when his parents were deported to a concentration camp. Just before he was to be taken away, however, Polanski’s father helped his son escape, and the boy managed to survive with help from kindly Catholic families, although he was at times forced to fend for himself. (At one point, the Germans decided to use Polanski for idle target practice.) It was during this period that Polanski became a devoted cinephile, seeking refuge in movie houses whenever possible. Shortly after sustaining serious injuries in an explosion, Polanski learned of his mother’s death at Auschwitz. His father survived the camps, and moved back to Krakow… read more
Filme sobre la dominación. La relación de amo-esclavo es absurda. Ambos son presos de una rutina y una decadencia. El esclavo vistiendo de andrajos y el amo de vestiduras "aparentes". Ambos viviendo en una casa en decadencia, son víctimas de lo apartado. El esclavo añorando la ciudad es día a día engañado por los falsos premios otorgados por su amo. Todo aquí es aparente, la vida de rico como la libertad del esclavo.