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5.0 out of 5 stars the film with everything..., 26 Jan. 2011
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This review is from: Criterion Collection: Sweet Movie [DVD] [1974] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
Apparently the Yugoslavian director Dusan Makavejev turned down the opportunity to direct 'Apocalypse Now' in order to make this film, and I for one am very glad that he did.

This film is one of the most out there films I've ever seen (and I like my films to be very out there). It's got it all, just when you think it can't get any more outrageous it still manages to.

It's got a Miss World Virginity contest, where the hymen of every contestant is checked by a doctor on stage, a billionaire with a gold plated penis, a bodybuilder who lives in a giant milk bottle, a boat filled with candy which has a giant Karl Marx head on its bow, a female killer on board this boat who seduces young boys and kills people in a bed of sugar, a Viennese commune where they have food orgies, defecation contests and pee themselves while dressed like babies, and ends with Miss World writhing around naked in a huge vat of chocolate!

This film will blow you away, quite unlike any other film I've ever seen. A bit of surrealism in there mixed with Reichian psychology, political statements and bawdy toilet humour. It's all stunningly shot in technicolour and is beautifully colourful and pop arty too. It's also got a stunning soundtrack by Manos Hadjidakis. A wonderful trip, but not for the dull or faint hearted.
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