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Tierische Liebe

Ulrich Seidl Austria, 1995

Karthik's rating of the film Animal Love

I couldn't stand it. High camera angles, casting choices (walleyes as symptomatic of what? human decadence?) all bring out the grotesque in humans in a facile misanthropic automatism. Most scenes are as delicately symbolic as a punch (mem walking dogs in tight circles in wastelands) all shot (prettily) in gloomy gloaming. The satire & the corrosive 'objectivity' are entirely unearned through struggle or vision.