The second star is for the absurdity of the whole thing. You can't just recontextualize Jancso's visual gymnastics into Milan. It ends up looking like a very disorganized version of 'Hair'. "I got life, mother \ I got laughs, sister \ I got freedom, brother \ I got good times, man. \ I got crazy ways, daughter \ I got million-dollar charm, cousin \ I got headaches and toothaches \ And bad times too \ Like you"
Jancso/Di Palma's complicated and extensive long takes align themselves with a freedom associated with the ability to change one's opinion. In turbulent political times, the ballet of one's thoughts and actions convey a natural and constant oscillation between the safety of conformity and the dangers behind alternatives. Yet, regardless of sides, an unwavering stance is complicit with death, murder and stillness.