"Revered Czech animator Svankmajer's
1993 film is a virtually dialogue free exploration of the
strange intimate workings of the lives of six common people.
Through a disturbing mix of live action and the wondrous stop-motion
animation that the director is famous for, the humdrum lives
of a postwoman, shopkeeper, television presenter, detective,
and two apartment dwellers are examined and intertwined while
we see the elaborate processes these people go through to
satisfy strange fetishes which involve food, animals, and
everything in between in a way which is not all sexual to
the observer. Awarded the Persistence of Vision Award at the
1997 San Francisco Film Festival."
- from VideoUniverse
"Conspirators of Pleasure" was a weird
experience to say the least. The fetishes the 6 main characters
explore are very hard to grasp, but they're very amusing (and
surprising) indeed. The acting is good, and the animation
is very well done. It's not an animated movie though, as most
of the scenes are with "real" people. I found it to be very
interesting and also entertaining. The high level of "weirdness"
this movie's got is reason enough to check it out!
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