Centred around two neighbouring republics, Crogandia and Miremia, and the various disasters that befall the ceremonial unveiling of a statue, the launching of a ship, and the crash-landing of a Miremian pilot in Crogandian territory.
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Saw it too many years ago and reviewed yesterday, the surprise is overwhelming: as in René Clair great silent films - and there is an extraordinary sequence of an entire population sleeping, as in Clair's "Paris qui Dort" - and with Buster Keaton's mechanical acrobatics, the derisory and surrealist dynamics take possession of an absolutely ruthles corrosion of the social and the political. Sacrée resistance.