A surreal black comedy set in a decrepit 1960’s housing development. When his mother is drawn into sainthood and the resulting frustrations of his father become too difficult to manage, Thomas, a young boy, becomes obsessed with events on the broadcast news.
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I am really not sure what the intentions of this "black comedy" are. The only Black person in the film is put on exhibit in a cage (is that supposed to be a joke?) and referred to as "kaffir". There's the kid who goes around in blackface, and a serial rapist (because his wife rejects him). Is this supposed to be "addressing historical racism"? or what. If anyone wants to explain it to me, the comments box is open...
Un filme que roza con la comedia negra. En un suburbio holandés un vecindario excéntrico va develando personajes que rozan con la locura por culpa de sus obsesiones o represiones, desde sexuales a mesiánicas. A llamar la atención son los prototipos de estos protagonistas. Es variopinto, rozando con lo ridículo y lo caricaturesco. Lo otro es su diseño artístico. Una puesta en escena extravagante.