Two men come out of the sea carrying a large wardrobe. Lugging the furniture through town, they find not only that help is difficult to come by, but also that women and men mistreat the movers. Polanski plays the part of the most brutal of the hooligans who assault the two men.
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The eccentricity of the characters was great, the music was thoroughly enjoyable...I didn't catch on to any 'homosexual allusions', I just thought this was a perspective on humanity given by outsiders, by strange men from the sea, their alienness accentuated by the fact that they lug a massive wardrobe around everywhere they go.
*Also, there is a novel 'Couch' by B. Parzybok that I believe is loosely based off this.
I was wondering if the two main characters were menat to represent homosexuals. They dance together and lie with one another and are subjected to discrimination by everyone they meet. (Though not the basis of my theorie) the wardrobe could represent the metaphorical closet the characters want to part with. Did anyone feels the same? I also though it was very interesting that Polanski cast himself beating up the men.
It's so cool to say good things about this movie... Isn't it? It gives you like a +10 points in your geeky knowledge. And it's even better if you say great things about it because then everybody would think you're deep and were able to understand the simplicity and metaphorical criticism on Polish society in the late 50's. You serious? This is just a simple student movie made by a director that later on become famous
Lo absurdo, otra fascinación en los comienzos Roman Polanski. Unos individuos y un ropero salen del mar e intentan componer una rutina tranquila. Fracasan. El mundo parece ser muy desconfiado, temeroso, fiscalizador, mundano, violento. El espejo del ropero cumple una labor metafórica, es una ventana a la vanidad para un caballero de paso y luego será roto cuando las cosas entran en crisis. La ciudad te atormenta.
Subtle, simple, brilliant. You could do a lot of reading into this film, in regards of any metaphorical implications, but that discussion could be endless. The soundtrack here is pitch perfect, walking bass lines throughout, and the juxtaposition of the almost cartoon feel of the movers with the scenes of extreme brutality is excellent.