31 October 2007 | melanie-franc
Hello Cinephiles! Just a few quick thoughts about this film which I think has many brilliant sides and some mistakes or imperfections. I saw it at the French Institute of Prague who showed the premiere of the English version of the film a few weeks ago. I waited until today to write because I wasn't absolutely sure what to think about it. The Institute described the film as the most original Czech film of the year and I think it's one of the most original films of the year from anywhere. We had a long discussion after the film and so many ideas were running through my mind. But it is a shocking perverse film which made me think uncomfortable things about myself and the society we live in. Any thing that makes me think so much today is a masterpiece for me. Today it is so rare!
But the film has some mistakes in sound and some confused ideas which make it imperfect for me. But it is still a great film and I agree with many of the opinions already here.
I never saw Svankmajer's films but I know Pasolini and I think he would like it even if the film has a VERY different style. But it is full of ideas, poetry and perversion. Nice job. But be careful ;-)