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Ratings & Reviews

  1. emanuela's rating of the film Of Freaks and Men

    controverso ed erotico come piacciono a me

  2. noice's rating of the film Of Freaks and Men

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohTpLPtJWdc

  3. verba's rating of the film Of Freaks and Men

    'моральные' уроды - аморальные 'люди' или дионис в поисках человека

  4. Arrietty's rating of the film Of Freaks and Men

    I love hot it plays with the fact that the things aren't always as they seems on the outside. Freaks can be hidden inside normal people, and normal can be hidden inside freak.

  5. Dominic Rainsford's rating of the film Of Freaks and Men

    All sepia. Serio-comic, stylish and odd. Some deliberately caricaturish but rather good performances. Nice use of trains and boats, with ironic Mussorgsky and Prokofiev.

  6. Viggo Wichmann's rating of the film Of Freaks and Men

    A curious piece of art-film. If not for the sublime scripting and acting, it would have felt somewhat overdone. Sepia is a matter of taste, I guess. Nothing offensive in the sexuality, by the way, certainly family-safe...

  7. ruzica's rating of the film Of Freaks and Men

    Beautiful, poetic and very bizarre.

  8. Odile~'s rating of the film Of Freaks and Men

  9. Rosa's rating of the film Of Freaks and Men

    Very curious film of sexuality, and porn. Quite elegant and subtle. Lacked all of the lasciviousness. Instead was full of abashed will.

  10. inheracil's rating of the film Of Freaks and Men

    The best film of Balabanov, and probably the best opus about the birth of cinema. Scorsese's "Hugo" was french fairy tale, "Of Freaks and Men" is terrifying story about human struggle with sexuality. For Balabanov cinema is a tool of perversion, and this is a key to understanding his filmography.

  11. Wasunan T's rating of the film Of Freaks and Men

    watching this is like reading one of those Bataille books but milder

  12. DVC's rating of the film Of Freaks and Men

    Película valiente, que deja una sensación algo ambivalente. Por un lado, no resultan fáciles de digerir las relaciones de dominio y sumisión del film, que no obvia escenas de humillación y sadomasoquismo, personajes con taras (una ciega, dos siameses) y anomalías físicas repentinas (infartos, ataques epilépticos); por otro, la película está bien dirigida y la estética y las interpretaciones se sitúan a un gran nivel.

  13. bedlamtom's rating of the film Of Freaks and Men

    I think this is a splendid film, and although it is difficult to explain, in some sense I find it almost perfect, the way only a bad movie can be. In its badness, in its sepian esthetics it is adorable. It is not an "erotic flick," the nudity stands for only a fraction of the content. It is thoroughly beautiful, in its filth, dirt and evil.

  14. mgaspa's rating of the film Of Freaks and Men

    Es una opbra muy especial, sin duda de una belleza muy própia. Constituye un placer para mi conocer estos espacios interiores de la burguesia russa antes de la Revolución. También sus inquietantes prácticas, aunque no todo era , sin duda así. Me ha interesado como imagen y ambientación y poco como tema argumental

  15. nein's rating of the film Of Freaks and Men

    It wasn't that great four stars would suggest but there was something magnetising in it that made me to rate so high... Probably its dirtiness and weird morality.

  16. Alicia Lissidini's rating of the film Of Freaks and Men

  17. cevalentine's rating of the film Of Freaks and Men

    Interessante, a tratti grottesco. Ho trovato affascinanti le musiche e le atmosfere. Nonostante non sia per tutti i palati e spesso lasci un po' interdetti, tiene alta l'attenzione fino alla fine. Da guardare.

  18. msmichel's rating of the film Of Freaks and Men

    Strange blend of Russian chamber drama, silent film conventions, Siamese twins and s&m. Shot in sepia the look of the film is very fitting like a long passed relic discovered. Performances vary but the emotionless Sergei Makovetsky and the innocence lost of Dinara Drukarova are both quite striking. Bizarre, kinky but fascinating.

  19. pandakuma's rating of the film Of Freaks and Men

    spanky spanky spank spank spank

  20. Christianleon's rating of the film Of Freaks and Men

    Podría leerse como una mirada crítica a las tecnologías de la imagen que al mismo tiempo que traen una promesa de un nuevo mundo perceptivo y artístico (como dice uno de sus personajes) rapidamente se articulan con las pulsiones perversas del capitalismo y la violencia de la modernidad.

  21. Fabio Espejo's rating of the film Of Freaks and Men

  22. Ciprian Ailenei's rating of the film Of Freaks and Men

    NOT a family movie, that's for sure.This is a remarkable combination between eroticism and freakishness.The wonderful Russian landscape, the vintage look caused by the sepia color, the exaggerated movements and facial expressions of the characters and the title cards inserted within the story line provide an excellent mise-en-scene. Oh, and let's not forget the spanking part.I guess that's how Mother Russia likes it.

  23. VENIMOS LOS JODIMOS Y NOS FUIMOS's rating of the film Of Freaks and Men

    Inquietante filme de Aleksey Balabanov centrado en las actividades de un grupo de traficantes de pornografia ilegal a principios del siglo XX y en sus torcidas relaciones sentimentales, sociales y afectivas. Se trata, sin duda, de una obra desconcertante, no apta para todos los gustos, pero de una indudable belleza sonora y visual (alli esta el still, para comprobarlo). De lo mejor de los 90.