The basic plot is that two guys accidentally find themselves on a distant planet, and they have to figure out how to get home. It's really about how cultural norms are relative. They eventually learn the rules, but not knowing them makes it dangerous for them. It's really funny and brilliant and a work of rare intelligence. Koo!
Like the best absurdities, Kin-dza-dza! has a lot to say--until the incomprehensible seems profound, which frightens us unto the possibility that we humans may also be kowtowing imbeciles with huge desires to wear the equivalent of yellow pants and force others to place bells in their noses . . . turn this Soviet oddity up to eleven and enjoy.
Absurdist, mesmerizing, ragingly funny and stingingly true. A master balance of madly absurd humor, an exploration of the philosophy of human nature, and the quirkiness of soviet science fiction. The sense I was left with as the credits rolled was refreshing and sobering simultaneously.
En realidad, no tenia yo conocimiento de la existencia de este film, asi como tampoco he tenido la oportunidad de verlo aun. Sin embargo, la insistencia de cierto obscuro personaje (pero de gustos cinematograficos bastante buenos, hay que decirlo) me han despertado la curiosidad por hacerlo. Ademas, son pocas las oportunidades de apreciar un film de ciencia ficcion de procedencia rusa por estos dias. Hay que verla.