An astounding evaluation of the liberation of cultural expression to break through political censorship paradigms and a profound encapsulation of the sociological consequences of authoritarian/dictatorial left movements (Disclaimer: distinctly antithetical to socialism) in long-term frames of praxis. A companion piece to 'The Lives of Others' that acts as a damning indictment of Stasi tactics of governance.
The filmmakers may well be over estimating the effect that dubbed bootleg VHS movies had on the fall of communism in Romania but have crafted an entertaining documentary on the subject. Towards the end of Ceausescu's long reign Western influences made their way into the Romanian home in the form of VHS tapes and as films do provided dreams, visons and hope of another life. Self important but fun. What a title.
What a moving film. One day, in VHS store I saw faded but highly grotesque package of "Cannibal Holocaust" & it became my everlasting trauma. One day, accidentally I cut "Daddy's Deadly Darling"s VHS tape & almost compensated for this. During watching this, I remembered many, many memory about VHS & felt power of movie. Superbly moving, so wonderful tale about "People needs a story for living"