I waited years to see this so I suppose it was inevitable I would be let down. I loved the first segment and was looking forward to how the subsequent grossout segments would enrich the preceding one. However, much just seemed repetitive despite the fact this was an admirable attempt at cinema as provocation with an interesting "dissection" of Hungarian society.
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Not as smart as Pálfi would probably like you to believe, but still fun and filthy. Stylistically similar to Jean-Pierre Jeunet, but more adult and less annoying. I just wish the segments had come together more smoothly. The final few minutes are undoubtedly disgusting, but also one of the best body horror moments in cinema.
An indigestible digest of the worst of contemporary cinema: Jeunet and Caro, Von Trier, Seidl e tutti quanti, the spy-movie promoter of the human vulgarity and obscenity transformed into a surplus value of a supposedly smart and interventional comic. An aesthetic and ethical horror.
This is gruesome, disgusting and incredibly imaginative body horror cinema. If you can stomach it until its resolution, you'll feel both the originality as well as the hiper-surrealism and nausea coming to you as such disturbing subject matters are being discussed. It is good at what it proposes to do and its grotesqueness will quickly remind of both Jodorowski or Spasojevic and their Central European tendencies.