Excellent film. I didn't know Radlmaier, but now I can tell you, he is one of the few film director able to mix humour and drama into a political plot. In addition to this, the movie helps to reinforce our class-struggle consciousness. The tale about the two anarchists is also hilarious and meaningfull...
As Radlmaier recognizes the politics of distinction inherent in the discussion of communism, his film's humour seems to be fueled by this tension. Though the first half lacks the drive and absurd overzealousness of his 'bourgeois dog', this one doesn't fail to entertain with its cast, setting, and tad of irony being on point.
Very funny political comedy. Some serious problems treated with refreshing humor. The black hole, the surreal scenes, the quiet camera, the slow dialogues. These are XXI century cinematic answers to Lenin´s question: What is to be done? That´s why the answer by Radlmaier has to be a surreal comedy.
I started watching this very much with the intent of shutting it off, more so because I wasn't look forward to dead-on political drabble however; while there is certainly political drabble, I was hooked! Radlmaier gets his ideas off but with charming humor, fresh ideas, thoughtful characters, and wonderful pacing. I am reminded of Miguel Gomes, Apichatpong, and Ruben Ostlund. A great surprise!
Definitely found this one more digestible (and more enjoyable) then the prior "A specter is haunting Europe". Apparently, to the fine folks at Mubi this was something of a drama, personally I saw this more as a comedy as I giggled quite a bit throughout. I really enjoyed how they didn't emphasize some of the funnier parts, but went with a rather subtler approach. Still a big fan of the static-shot style as well.