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Manifesto (1989)





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This film deftly combines black comedy with sharp political satire. Set in a fictional Eastern European town called Waldheim, a place "where nothing is what it seems," the action is centered around a visiting king, in whom many people are very interested for a variety of reasons. Assassination and lust figure prominently on their minds.


Camilla Søeberg
as Svetlana Vargas
Simon Callow
as Police Chief Hunt
Eric Stoltz
as Christopher
Lindsay Duncan
as Lily Sacher
Svetozar Cvetkovic
as Rudi Kugelhopf
Patrick Godfrey
as Dr. Lombrosow
Linda Marlowe
as Stella Vargas
Ronald Lacey
as Conductor
Rahela Ferari
as Grandmother
Djani Segina
as Old Mailman
Tom Gotovac
as 1st Agent
Mirko Boman
as 2nd Agent
Matko Raguz
as Engineer
Ivo Kristof
as 1st Orderly
Marijan Habazin
as 2nd Orderly
Drew Kunin
as Singer
Sinisa Cmrk
as Man in the Water
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Another fun little Makavejev flick full of that sly humor of his. Definitely not his best; the plot is sort of sacrificed to this large cast of somewhat thin, yet suitably quirky characters. I love strange accents in films and I don't think that there's a single actor in here that doesn't have one. You know, those accents that don't sound quite natural, rather like someone with one kind of accent trying to imitate a different accent. It makes any dialogue infinitely more interesting in my opinion. So I enjoyed that. And there's plenty of hilarious, political nonsense going on throughout that keeps the film from ever getting boring. I don't know that there's anyone out there who uses text in film as well and to the same effect as Makavejev.

Aaron Wittwer
Aaron Wittwer

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