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Aro Recommended Taxidermia


Hungary 2006, 91 minutes
Dir. Gyorgy Palfi
In Hungarian with English subtitles
Rating: [R18]
Genres: Foreign Cinema, Cult / Controversy

Topics: Bad Taste.


Aroview: Grostesque though exquisitely crafted oddity from the dir. of HUKKLE degenerates well beyond the threshold of bad taste in its history of three Hungarian men, each possessing a bizarre talent of bodily dysfunction.

The plot goes something like: a halfwit whose penis doubles as a flamethrower conceives through an illicit affair; the baby grows to be a champion speed-eater with an ability to vomit continuously; he in turn gives birth to a son who becomes a taxidermist, resigned in his adult life to caring for his now-morbidly obese father while raising several giant cats. As a visceral, three-pronged assault on the senses, this bout of arthouse extremism requires the strongest of stomachs, though its wicked streak of irony and stunning visuals render it strangely palatable.

NZ International Film Festival 2007

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  • aspect ratio: 16:9

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