Conspirators of Pleasure Reviews
August 29, 2009
Svankmajer is more interested in detailing than developing & the film feels like a stretched short movie but overall interesting & fun, I've yet to see Faust & Lunacy but Little Otik is my favourite Svankmajer so far
June 27, 2008
Jan Svankmajer(Alice), uses the same stop motion and puppetry techniques he has become legend for in a movie about masturbation, but containing almost no explicit sexuality. Six strangers bump into each other, exchange glances, and end up becoming th...(read more)e objects of the others affections, which manifests in the construction(for most of the movie), of elaborate Rube Goldbergian sexual apparatus's. How do you have sex with someone who's only an image on a TV screen? It's here, as well as a straw puppet S&M scene, snorting dough, and fish toe sucking, yes that too. There's also an amazing ending, which ties all idiosyncratic strings together brilliantly merging politics, sexuality, and psychology in it's final moment and literal, climax. Like most Svankmajer stuff there's no dialog, and it's amazing the amount of ideas infused in the film only through actions, gestures, and inventions. Hard to find but well worth it. A masterpiece of sexual obsession, repression, and inter-connection. An unlikely film about comming out of the proberbial closet.
May 1, 2014
Belies gut laughter & mania! This film has grandfathered many like it. It reminds me of many student films since made, exploiting the walls between us, the floors under our feet, animosity. Best by far? The moustachioed man with his fetishistic massaging apparatus. People only look normal! Beware!
|Mohammed Ammar A||
October 4, 2013
Irrational bizzare massive product from Svankmajer, big appreciate what he did with his brain, special !
April 24, 2013
A bizarro piece of surrealist filmmaking that is enhanced by emphasizing tactile sensations of the perversions being depicted
August 18, 2012
Conspirators of Pleasure es una obra bastante simpática. Es debido a lo personal (y aveces extraño) que puede llegar a ser la búsqueda del placer en cualquiera de sus formas que vale la pena ver esta surreal y bizarra producción de principio a fin.
March 29, 2011
Probably Jan Svankmajer's finest achievement. No dialogue, just his wonderful universe where everything is grotesque and beautiful at the same time.
February 10, 2005
[b]VHS [/b]First Viewing, 2 Svankmajer films seen
[i]Conspirators of Pleasure [/i]is a wonderful surrealistic film. I really enjoyed [i]Little Otik[/i], but this film is more like what I was expecting from director Jan Svankmajer. He has his own little section at the video store, and I aim to see every one of his feature length and short films within the next two weeks - the same with Guy Maddin.
|megan of suburbia||
February 10, 2005
Director: Jan Svankmajer
Starring: Petr Meissel, Gabriela Wilhelmova, Pavel Novy
3 stars out of 4
Although I didn't enjoy it as mush as [i]Otesanek[/i], I was definately intrigued and entertained without fail. There is slight social commentary in this film, just as was the case with [i]Otesanek[/i], but I don't really think that is the point. It is a cross between Takashi Miike's Visitor Q (without being as trashy or "shocking") and the artwork of surrealist masters like Rene Magritte and Salvador Dali. However, I could not help but to think that this film dangerously walked the thin line between BS (as seen in such films as [i]Songs from the Second Floor[/i] and [i]Dog Days[/i]) and true surealist beauty. Although I think that the film leans more toward the latter, it is a shame that I must question it. Svankmajer has a unique talent for filming ordinary objects (usually food or anatomy related) in a way that will make the viewer uncomfortable. He creates the kind of uneasyness that will make you mildly nauseous, not to mention you won't want to eat right after (and definately not during).