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3.6
340 Ratings

Žižek!

Directed by Astra Taylor
Canada, United States, 2005
Documentary

Synopsis

Filmmaker Astra Taylor followed Slavoj Zizek as he traveled across Europe, South America, and the United States on a speaking tour, and Zizek! captures the man as his mind and tongue both run in fifth gear while he encounters his fans and followers on- and off-stage.

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Žižek! Directed by Astra Taylor

Critics reviews

I’m almost tempted to say that making me popular is a resistance against taking me serious, says Slavoj Zizek in this entertaining 2005 portrait of the Slovene cultural theorist and academic rock star. It’s a characteristic utterance, and his charisma is such that the meaning registers despite the faulty grammar… [Zizek’s] frenetic and lucid manner is neatly captured by the jazzy style of director Astra Taylor.
March 31, 2006
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