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½ July 3, 2017
Perverssi ja hširiintynyt leffa. Ylipitkškin oli.
June 5, 2017
It's a bad-taste sex-comedy film-noir spoof (specifically Preminger's Laura, but it's not essential to know that movie). It's about a mother and daughter who live alone in a villa, both mad, both murderers, and a private eye who comes to investigate a disappearance. Beautiful monochrome photography, reminiscent of Japanese cinema in places when we see the rain on the trees - it's a dark and stormy night every night in this neck of the woods.

Comedy, horror, surrealism, (mostly simulated) sex, vomit. Yes, all the ingredients are there for the greatest cult movie ever made, but something is badly missing. There's some poor slapstick, there's a lot of dreadful acting by Meredyth Herold (but not dreadful in the way that made George Kuchar a genius), and the balance of ingredients is wrong - there really isn't enough sex in what wants to be a Fest but fails. Adding more and abandoning the simulation would have made the ending, which possibly inspired David Fincher, more shocking. In fact there is a tiny bit of frame-modification in this DVD (it says in German on the box), not that I can remember the original, but tiny would be the operative word. I'm sure it relates to the use of the strap-on, so it's a shame that was censored out.

It would probably best have benefited if its plot had mounted in tension towards the end, but it develops and slows, develops and slows, and just as you hope something is going to happen, it nearly does. It gets there finally, but, it's, a, struggle.

This film was billed by the Scala cinema as the new Thundercrack when I saw it in 1990. But I was disappointed then, and I'm disappointed now. A massive waste of potential. Even if it's "ok", I'm not happy that it's merely "ok", so how many stars do I give it? 2.9 rounded down works for me at the moment, but, like the other reviewer, you might easily love it, and I wouldn't hold it against you - it may be just a matter of personal taste.
½ November 9, 2015
Noir meets transgression in this logically crackelating thriller. Suberb.
August 6, 2015
Singapore Sling is, in a word: indescribable.
A movie of crowded compositions, absurd atmospherics and eccentric sex scenes, Nikos Nikolaidis' nasty-piece is unlike anything else you'll ever see.
The film takes the tropes of film noir, cutesy cartoons, black comedy and surrealism, and merges them all into a maddening, meandering tale of whistling winds and schizophrenic sex play. Men are raped, and showered in vomit and pee, women masturbate with mushy food, everyone speaks in the third person and nobody (including us) has a clue what the hell is happening or why.
It's a dirty great mess of colossal proportions, but the film's calling card is simple: through all the cringing and all the confusion, it never ceases to fascinate.
Monochrome madness with a unique creep-factor.
½ September 2, 2014
saw this on a lot of most disturbing films lists, caught it on youtube, it really wasnt that disturbing, or more importantly good, meandering and pretty boring, some good dark lighting at times, the actress who played the daughter was good i guess, some good music
March 14, 2014
An absolutely bi-fucking-zarre riff on the classic Film Noir Laura that has to be seen to be believed. Has some amazing cinematography, but is also rather explicit, so I dunno exactly what group you might want to try to show it to.

½ March 1, 2014
Wow, definitely not a flick for the squeamish, easily the most depraved movie I've seen since Salo or Sweet Movie, but it's an amazing comedy of crudity. I do recommend seeing the movie Laura before this. Some nice story twists and a very satisfying ending.
½ July 3, 2013
This truly bizarre Greek thriller/ultra-dark comedy is one of the most disturbing films I've ever seen. But it is also quite rewarding. Ostensibly a sequel to Otto Preminger's 'Laura', it is actually more of a parody/homage. Panos Thanassoulis plays a wounded detective who is searching for his lover, Laura, who may or may not really exist. In the middle of the night during a furious rainstorm (it constantly rains in this film), he somehow winds up on the doorstep of a remote chateau occupied by two demented women, a young beauty (Meredyth Herold) and an older woman (Michele Valley, who more recently appeared in another transgressive Greek comedy, 'Dogtooth'), who may or may not be the younger woman's mother. These two women divide their time between torturing and murdering their servants, who they then bury in their garden, and playing strange, often sadomasochistic, sex games with each other. In his weakened state the detective is held captive by the women, and must use his wits to turn them against each other and regain his freedom; along the way he must endure all kinds of torture: physical, mental, sexual. All the while, he wonders where his lover Laura has gone to (shades of the Preminger film), and believes that his captors may have something to do with her disappearance. Director Nikos Nikolaidis and cinematographer Aris Stavrou supply some stunningly beautiful black and white imagery; it looks for all the world like a film from the 1940s, which makes the transgressive content seem all the more shocking. Furthermore, the performances, especially by the two women, are phenomenal. This is one film that quite brilliantly generates atmosphere. I will say no more, except that if you're easily offended you should avoid this one. Even I, a connoisseur of trippy/transgressive cinema, found it to be tough-going, but ultimately rewarding. Pretty gross though...especially since some of the really gross moments look uncomfortably authentic. Approach with caution, for mature, open-minded adults only!
½ April 25, 2013
The subtitle 'The Man Who Loved a Corpse' refers to just one of the three characters in this twisted and sexual flick. "A man searching for his long-lost lover is kidnapped by her killers, an insane, mother-daughter duo, and they force him to commit various sexual atrocities with them." Basically a noir Twilight Zone that is at times creepy, sexy and gross. Good direction, too long.
February 2, 2013
Bizzare, irrational, hyper-eroto-grossout film majesty. Possibly the greatest film ever made because it is also possibly the most unheard-of.
½ December 12, 2012
Nightmarish surreal and bizarre psycho-noir will be too much for most--Joygasm!!
½ September 30, 2012
Notorious cult film is alternately disgusting and amusing.
May 15, 2012
If you are into perverted stuff, then this is the film to watch.
Super Reviewer
November 2, 2011
A rare effort in cinema history, perhaps carrying its hybrid heritage from Serbian provocateurs and Italian shockers, yet satirizing the intellectual downfall of modern society through a unique twist of film-noir with a self-inflicted sadomasochistic, necrophilic, urophilic, cannibal, transvestite, emetophilic, lesbian perversion. It'd be hilarious to know what's Otto Preminger's opinion over this bastard son of cinema... or how much he'd vomit all over his bleeding entrails.

August 26, 2011
If you are into perverted stuff, then this is the film to watch.
April 18, 2011
Heh, näitä on vain yksi. Synapsen dvd:ssä ihan hyvä kuva.
Super Reviewer
December 12, 2010
Holy shit. More to come on this little doozy when I've got the time, but for now holy shit...
December 11, 2010
One of the most peversely odd films I've ever seen.
November 24, 2010
Vile, hilarious, one of a kind.
September 24, 2010
A surprising sequel of Otto Preminger's "Laura". Insane and beautifull...
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