I see this film as a manifestation of every negative stereotype about art house films. Though much of the content is scandalous, the title is ultimately an accurate one—the sensibility behind the images is innocent, enthusiastic, and childlike 1974. Yes, vulgarity has been used effectively in films. It would have been a lot easier and would have kept her from getting deported. Read on for a listing of streaming and cable services - including rental, purchase, and subscription options - along with the availability of 'Sweet Movie' on each platform. Add to this our knowledge that Laure left the film because she felt pressured to do things that made her uncomfortable, and we begin to see a vision of a director who wants to moralize, but has no moral center himself. Polish authorities banned Prucnal from using her passport over the movie, which effectively banned her from entering her native country for a number of years.
She later escapes from her bridegroom, in a suitcase, and winds up at a wild Viennese commune whose participants indulge in public defecation and a food orgy that wraps with a massive display of gurgling, yakking, and vomiting. Dollars reveals his uniquely pimped-out phallus. Dusan Makavejev is clearly very talented but his immaturity sank what could have been a very promising film. He literally smears our consciousness with faeces, vomit and carnality. Makavejev in Sweet Movie hurtles us head first into the confronting theses of Post-Freudian Wilhelm Reich. Whatever the feelings about this movie, if one is seeking a film where nothing is held back, this is it.
Sweet Movie is one of the very few instances where my inner urging for the director to keep pushing as far as possible might have been met with regret. He literally smears our consciousness with faeces, vomit and carnality. She eventually does a seductive striptease and seduces a pack of children, then makes love to her paramour in a vat of sugar and stabs him through the heart. The latter are the once-notorious Otto Muehl troupe, who delight in pissing and shitting as a public spectacle. Okay, he was pushing artistic boundaries as many were in the 1970s , but to say the film has no moral center is ridiculous. But when she takes her final bow she is reincarnated not as an apolitical innocent, but as the ultimate symbol of consumeralized sexuality: a naked woman writing in a vat of chocolate in a commercial for a candy company.
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The film is based on two narratives. Sweet Movie tells two unconnected stories, one involving capitalism and the other communism, both of which are revealed to be equally corrupt in the end. The second narrative involves a woman, Anna Planeta Anna Prucnal piloting a candy-filled boat in the canals of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, with a large papier-mache head of Karl Marx on the prow. The second story involves a woman, Anna Planeta Anna Prucnal piloting a candy-filled boat down a river, with a massive papier-mache head of Lenin on the prow and a lover in-tow who is a refugee from the Battleship Potemkin. They then make love half-buried in sugar before Anna knifes him into orgasm, and churning the mingled blood and sugar grains into a crimson paste with the blade. If anything, I think the political is more behind the film even though it may appear to be subtext. Released 1974, 'Sweet Movie' stars , , , The movie has a runtime of about 1 hr 39 min, and received a score of out of 100 on Metacritic, which compiled reviews from well-known critics.
I would not be shocked if over half of the viewers, including those who love the film, missed the political subtext entirely. It just kills me that the first 40 minutes were so effective and the film totally ditches that style. Mysteries of the Organism, which I am a fan of. Meanwhile she uses her candies to seduce young boys and kill her lovers. Allow your head to give up control and come along for the ride.
We are forced to confront our own repressed desires and shine a light in the dark recesses of our own psyche. The beauty queen passes from a wealthy husband whose honeymoon delight is to urinate on her, to a muscular keeper who punches her, stows her in a suitcase, and ships her to Paris, to a lip-synching rock idol with whom she has a love spasm, to an Austrian commune complete with a banquet of vomit, urine, feces, chopped dildos, and wet nurses. But no one wants to see Sweet Movie for its political philosophy. Instead of deflowering her on her wedding night, he sterilizes the terrified girl's body with rubbing alcohol and showers her in urine with his massive gold-plated penis, while an audience watches bemusedly through his bedroom window. At this writing Criterion has not yet issued the movie in Blu-ray format. Here is revolution at it's most personal, montaged together with lashings of wild humour.