Pro urodov i lyudey (Of Freaks and Men) Reviews
"Of Freaks and Men" is a simultaneously sad and perverse movie. While partially being about how progress is not always a good thing as seen through the lack of imagination in pornography, lying just beneath the surface of polite society, the movie has even more to say about modern day Russia. That's even though the film mostly resembles a silent movie, not just in its soundless opening sequences, but also later as it is shot in sepia tones with intertitles throughout. All of which is in the service of showing who the freaks really are.
the characters and dialogues reflect something known from the russian classical literature, the treatment of disability, especially physical as something freaky. the main characters are sort to speak, freaks: siamese twins, an epileptic "porn magnate", his retarded sidekick, and a blind woman. the other characters are weak, like lisa and the photographer, or just greedy, like both the maids. in the sub-text, this movie has something to tell about russian typical dictatorship, and times that are about to turn because of decadence.
soundtrack is also notable, filled with russian classical music from the XIX century that only pumps the tension in this heavy film.
if you have the stomach for all the perversion and that gloomy atmosphere, try to find the movie. otherwise, avoid it. it's not for everyone.
Just see it.
I say no more.
de Rusia con amor y parafilias secretas
(ya tengo muchas de estas fotitos retro pono vintage)
una joyita de resplandores corporales y extraños