Report on the Party and the Guests (1968) - Rotten Tomatoes

Report on the Party and the Guests (1968)

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This experimental Czechoslovakian film seems disturbingly akin to the works of Spain's Luis Bunuel. A group of happy picnickers runs afoul of Jan Klusak, a bullying sadist who has some sort of unbreakable hold over his followers. Klusak subjects the picnickers to a cruel psychological game, wherein he plays interrogator. The ordeal comes to a brief end when a stranger (Ivan Vyskocil) arrives, apologizes for Klusak, and invites everyone to an elegant, formal outdoor banquet. But the bizarre "fun and games" continue, ending with the group embarking on a fully armed hunting party in search of a missing guest. Built on the premise of unquestioning conformity, Report on the Party and the Guests (O Slavnosti a Hostech) was a typically iconoclastic effort from the husband-and-wife director-screenwriter team of Jan Nemec and Ester Krumbachova. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Jan Klusak
as Rudolf
Pavel Bosek
as Frantisek
Evald Schorm
as Husband
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Picnickers are gently but firmly kidnapped and taken to a banquet in the woods in this Kafkaesque parable. You spend the entire movie waiting for something unspeakably dreadful to happen, and its only when the screen goes black you realize that it already did.

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