A prostitute haunted by memories of a family murder collects the sperm of her clients to inseminate herself. Months later, a child is born, who she keeps locked in a dark room with only a single window to the world beyond: a television.
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is there anything about their approach that doesn't scream "traditionally educated middle class intellectual"? "tv is evil", come on. a lot of nazi officers read homer and vergil in school and we all know the results.
The story reminded me of Being There, the ending of Videodrome, the sound design of Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, the intertitles of Un Chien Andalou, the ending credits of A Clockwork Orange, and the music of Don Hertzfeldt's animations. The best parts are the 360degree spins that encompassed an entire roomful of action. Don't quite get why she couldn't just inseminate herself by not using the condoms...
It's a bit too heavy-handed for my tastes, but there's potential for the directors - but on another film, not this one. The music was pretty typical and the story doesn't really go anywhere. I know it's a short, but some of the more 'controversial' scenes could've been trimmed and a little more character development could've been put into it. Not a terrible short and there are brief glimpses of talent.
A masterpiece and a film that must be seen to be believed. Not for the faint of heart, beautifully photographed and paced. Alex et Niko are two sick geniuses and it is a pleasure to be associated with you crazy frenchmen! Well worth the dollar to watch this film!