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Mr. Freedom (1969)

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Mr. Freedom is a pro-American Right superhero who fights for God and country by beating, robbing, raping, and killing anyone who looks like they might disagree with him. When he hears that ... See full summary »

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John Abbey ...
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Dr. Freedom (as Don Pleasence)
Jean-Claude Drouot ...
Dick Sensass
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M. Drugstore
Yves Lefebvre ...
Jacques Occident
Rufus ...
Freddie Fric
Sabine Sun
Rita Maiden ...
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Colin Drake
Pierre Baillot
Raoul Billerey
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Mr. Freedom is a pro-American Right superhero who fights for God and country by beating, robbing, raping, and killing anyone who looks like they might disagree with him. When he hears that France is in danger of falling to the Commies, Mr. Freedom heads overseas to set things right. When the welcome he receives isn't quite as warm as he expected, he gives up hope of steering the French away from the Reds and decides to salvage what he can by destroying the entire country. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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French censorship certificate: 13. See more »

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When Mr. Freedom returns to his headquarters to find all his henchmen dead, one man with stars painted over his eyes, who is supposed to be dead, can be seen blinking. See more »

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[Mr. Freedom's theme song]
Mr. Freedom: F-R-double-E-D, D-O-M spells Freedom! We fight for freedom, for one and for all! It's you-and-me-dom, and ten foot tall! Freedom, freedom, and oh-can-you-see-dom, we'll always beat 'em with star-spangled freedom!
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High school film project with a set and wardrobe budget
5 October 2012 | by (Kosmopolites) – See all my reviews

It had the premise, the wardrobe and the set design to be something special in the absurdist farce genre. And failed spectacularly.

I'm hazarding a guess, but it seems to me that director William Klein is (still alive?) a pretty ardent Alfred Jarry fan and this was an effort to mimic his surrealist theater in an attempt to skewer the concept of "American Empire". The contempt, both warranted and unwarranted, has no subtlety whatsoever - it's filmed at a Banana Splits teevee show level, albeit less entertaining in delivery.

There is no coherence or continuity in the story, the acting often painful, the direction amateur film school level. The opening few minutes are haphazard and forced, as though there was only budget for single takes, and that sets the standard for the remaining 90. I have to say this was one of those films that is a chore to watch - that you only go the distance to prove you can.

Which is a crying shame. The costumes and sets had the potential for something truly special as far as absurdist splatstick goes. Other reviewers compare the absurdism to Dr. Strangelove. I have a more appropriate comparison - The Day the Fish Came Out (which destroyed Mihalis Kakogiannis' career): that is how you make the theater of the absurd come to life on screen. But Mr. Freedom is just a poor case of squandered opportunity and resources. Sad.


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