The story follows three generations of a family: one is a loyalist to a regime, another becomes a champion speed eater, and the last is an idealist.
I think there could a bit of detail hidden deep inside this film. Hidden behind grotesque scenes of a various nature. The film is not so much shocking, but more than real. The film mentions politics quite a lot, with various references to the Soviets. It is set in the Soviet-era and that might be the only reason - But, if you think of the three parts to the story. The first, a lusting, organised, ambitious soldier. Prepared to kill. The second, greedy, wealthy, overindulgent. Prepared to lavish himself in honour and mightiness. Then the third. A skinny man hanging around to frame the death of himself, in his idea of beauty. All this could be mounted as a tribute to the rise and fall of communism.What should have been a thing of beauty was in reality, a greedy and self obsessed affair.
Could this be a really strange story, almost a tribute to the Soviets rise and fall? Or, am I reading to deep? They do mention it a lot and even have a scene on the boat with a man arguing the virtue of it all.