Gaspar Noé listed this as one of his top ten favorite films. Worth seeing? Gerald Kargl seems like an interesting filmmaker in that he made only one other film listed as a documentary short on imdb. Anyone know his story?
Well worth seeing imo. It’s one of the best depictions of what it may be like to actually be a run-of-the-mill disorganised psychotic serial killer. Don’t know anything about Gerald Kargl though.
Yes! God yes! It’s well worth it!
The music, the sound, the cinematography, the acting performance. Holy shit.
Zbigniew Rybczynski, the cinematographer, did a lot of amazing short movies also.
Does anyone know how the camera work was done in Angst i.e. how it “hovers” over the protagonist as he’s running, etc?
In some moments it almost looks as though the camera is somehow attached to the actor or something. It’s probably just steadicam but it’s utterly fascinating.
I found the film to be a disturbing immersion into the world of a schizoid psycho, stylised and shocking but with a sense of pathos for the mentally ill too – especially the scene where the voice-over narrates his abusive history whilst he is wreaking havoc on that poor family… not that I felt overly sorry for the guy though because he’s clearly a narcissistic sadist. The feeling I got after viewing the film was that it’s a very real possibility for a psychotic individual to break into my house and attack me when I least expect it; for a day or two it actually had me looking behind my doors when I got home, heh.
A man is released from prison after serving four years for murdering an elderly woman. He quickly begins to feel the compulsion to kill again. After failing to murder a cab driver, he flees and discovers a secluded rural home, where a young woman lives with her sick mother and retarded brother. He then begins to take out his sadistic pleasures on them, attempting to hold them hostage, while thinking of his troubled childhood with his abusive mother and grandmother.
Really Nice movie.
Watchable, but don’t expect something as good as Noe movies.
A worthwhile film with a powerful scheme of camera: one up close to madness – and distorted accordingly – , and a second one that floats as far away as possible and frames with an overall world. How this second one jives with you reveals a lot; do you itch to get back in there?
This movie falls into a rare category of movies: Remarkable movies which are the first and last (solo) works of their directors (who are alive but not active for a long time)
Does anyone know how the camera work was done in Angst … it almost looks as though the camera is somehow attached to the actor