One of the most revolting, fascinating films I've ever seen. Is it about the chaos of unrepressed pleasure? Or the intersection of sex and politics ala WR? I don't know. Like a lighthearted version of Salo or the dinner party scene in Texas Chainsaw, this is unsettling on a core level. But you find yourself shaken, wondering what raw nerve it hit. Some impossible to forget images and moments. This messed me up.
Uncomfortable to watch and a little distasteful at points, Makavejev's film constructs a post-historical carnival of political repression and sexual libertinism, both undergirded by a politics of seduction. This burlesque orgy of somatic fusions finds at its antipodes the excess of 'consuming' the body: Stalinist and capitalist. Impossible to film today, it features a haunting Hatzidakis score. Weird, but masterful.
Feroci critiche al comunismo, al capitalismo, portatore di disumanità e bestialità, e alla TV, fascista e basata sull'apparenza. Critiche interessanti e visivamente ben fatte, ma un po' troppo didascaliche.La narrazione, un po' sconclusionata, non convince pienamente ma ha dei momenti notevoli.Molto buona la regia, anche se frammenta troppo la storia, e fa provare intense sensazioni.Messa in scena ispirata ed estrema
‘What is so sweet about this film?’: I wondered as I watched. Violence, mass deaths and the seduction of minors are covered up by large amounts of sugar-coating; quite literally. This movie plays with the colliding forces of the modern world, and shows that both are equally ridiculous,absurd and cruel. But it’s not only tragedy: the movie is filled with love,sexuality,happy chants, beautiful costumes&vibrant colors.