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The Exquisite Corpus
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THE EXQUISITE CORPUS

Directed by Peter Tscherkassky
Austria, 2015
Avant-Garde, Short

Synopsis

The Exquisite Corpus is based on various erotic films and advertising rushes. Myriad fragments are melted into a single sensuous, humorous, gruesome, and ecstatic dream.

Synopsis

The Exquisite Corpus is based on various erotic films and advertising rushes. Myriad fragments are melted into a single sensuous, humorous, gruesome, and ecstatic dream.

Our take

Prepare for full immersion into Austrian avant-garde maverick Peter Tscherkassky’s dreamy, hallucinatory mash-up of softcore cinema. Ecstatically analog—the celluloid is manipulated by hand in the darkroom—this climactic short film teases and exposes not just bodies but the very medium itself.