¿Mágica tal vez?, divertida, a su modo. Lo mejor es como en medio de los diálogos se debate una realidad no posible de alcanzar que se responde entre si. Por cierto, muy buena cinematografía, caras recurrentes con otras producciones y composiciones muy agradables.
Oh my, this guy's stuff just keeps getting better, or at the very least more accessible. I enjoyed this film a whole lot. Radlmaier really takes some of his best ideas from his previous works and sows them all together neatly in this feature-length debut. Really enjoy a lot of the cinematography, so many nicely framed, symmetrical, static-shots. His comedic style strikes a cord with me as well, dry as heck.
As a portrait of a generation of marxists that I feel to belong to, I can't but feel depicted. The belief in a system of values that we assume as impossible - as Zizek puts it, Fukuyama is right in the unconscious level - as well as some contradictory personality traits for a marxist are here exemplary deconstructed with a Deus ex machina mechanism prophetically announced. Contemporary thought lacks faith in itself.
Reading the reviews, I can see why this film can be seen as overly self-conscious or narcissistic, and it probably is - to some degree at least. Nonetheless, it is in fact, a personal meditation on the topic, which feels humble and honest, all spiced with some excellent deadpan style humour. The last couple of minutes so beautifully summarise how impossible overcoming of the omnipresent capitalism seems nowadays.
PC. A specter is haunting deeply this filmmaker: the one of European "cinema d'auteur", that with Eugène Green found a model and, also, a crystallization. Cinema that thinks of its self-contained representation within its literary and essayistic formulation, which, due to an excessive narcissism and formulaic distanciation, represents, above all, the failure of an intention and, consequently, of a gesture.
As a self-conscious bourgeois canine myself, I also want to live in a Communist world without Communists. "So come brothers and sisters/For the struggle carries on!" PS. If you liked this, check out Jacob Tierney's The Trotsky (2009).