Peter Watkins arrastra esa diléctica narrativa de sus primeros filmes, sobre ficciones hipotéticas que son documentadas simulando un tiempo real. El director ejerce un filme que se inclina al simulacro, uno que se infiltra entre la acción en un inicio de forma pasiva, pero luego activa. Esto último es propio de "Punishment park". El discurso es contestatario y literal. Es la denuncia frente a un compromiso coyuntural
Excuse me for cursing but fuck. This is perhaps the most brutal film i've ever watched. It is absolutely SCATHING on its critique on the American government & society and i'm not at all surprised to hear it was quickly swept under the star-spangled rug upon release. Clockwork Orange, Mad Max, Hunger Games dystopia stripped of artifice - raw mockumentary coupled with the dread that this could easily be today's world.
An incredibly well produced and well written film! The script is remarkable and the conveyed emotions are captured perfectly! Causes genuine anger directed towards the panel and national guard in the film, most shockingly because of the fact there are individuals today in power with that mindset!
Could hardly sleep for the anger it induced, then I woke and saw the world for the bland place it is now and thus more dangerous. Drove to work thinking no one will listen if you shout at them, you have to be more clever, but if you are in chains it's too late.
This film is 44 years old and yet it has more to say about society and the documentary making process than almost anything that is being made today in 2015. A mind-bogglingly sharp satire not to mention a genuinely edge-of-the-seat warming thriller, the authenticity of the performances is such that it's staggering to think you're not watching a documentary, even despite the subject matter. An incredible film.
Shocking, I loved it, but it's sad because it's a reality, although the USA doesn't has a punishment park exactly, racism has not stop, their fight for freedom means following their capitalist ideas and if you think in a different way you become an enemy or a terrorist, that's my opinion.
Complex protest film about the concept of patriotism, the tyranny of governments, the use of violent repression to impose political ideologies. It admits multiple lectures & applies to a myriad of different scenarios past and present. Special mention to the fact that, rightly or wrongly, governmental policies find legitimacy in the views of a majority, a fact that worryingly translate into the tyranny of the masses