A band of savages move from an unspecified forest into a large house where, in the space of a day, they become civilised and then decline back into savagery, returning to the forest and their original state.
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This disjointed commentary on imperialism, society and anthropological progression is nothing short of LSD induced beat poetry in play. It's black & white, sepia, then brilliant color -all beautiful, strange and oh so weird. The juxtopositions are shallow despite their decorative distractions. This is the oddest movie I have ever seen: like a Robert Altman movie on crack.
Savages was definitely a surprise. Much better than I had expected. A strange, surreal, extravagant satire on civilized man with that obscure charm of films from Bunuel and Greenaway. Highly recommended.