Taxidermia

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  • Summary: Taxidermia contains three generational stories, about a grandfather, a father, and a son, linked together by recurring motifs. The dim grandfather, an orderly during World War Two, lives in his bizarre fantasies; he desires love. The huge father seeks success as a top athlete — a speed eaterTaxidermia contains three generational stories, about a grandfather, a father, and a son, linked together by recurring motifs. The dim grandfather, an orderly during World War Two, lives in his bizarre fantasies; he desires love. The huge father seeks success as a top athlete — a speed eater — in the post-war pro-Soviet era. The grandson, a meek, small-boned taxidermist, yearns for something greater: immortality. He wants to create the most perfect work of art of all time by stuffing his own torso. (Regent Releasing) Expand
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
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  1. Reviewed by: Matthew Sorrento
    100
    Only for fans of the bizarre and certainly not for those with even a faintly weak stomach. But for those meeting both qualifications: Welcome to a devious little nightmare.
  2. Belongs to a school of Central European surrealism that marries nightmarish horror with formal beauty.
  3. 100
    A brilliant, often grotesquely bizarre allegory on life in Hungary from World War II to the present.
  4. Reviewed by: Eddie Cockrell
    90
    Taxidermia sets a benchmark for body horror in the cinema.
  5. Reviewed by: Duane Byrge
    90
    For a film so pessimistic about mankind, Taxidermia erupts with some light-hearted technical inspiration: Cinematographer Gergely Poharnok's compositions are wickedly hilarious, while production designer Adrien Asztalos' concoctions are peculiarly gross.
  6. 67
    Frequently funny, for those who can stomach it.
  7. 50
    Despite its stomach-turning images (and maybe because of), it is a daring, provocative work by a talented helmer who gets off pushing the envelope. He should be supported, no matter how outlandish he gets.

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