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The Atrocity Exhibition (2000)

A university professor is fascinated with humankind's history of violent self-destruction.

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Travis Talbert, a university professor is fascinated with humankind's history of violent self-destruction. Joining with his colleague, Dr.Nathan and his lover, Talbert begins staging elaborate reenactments of humanity's most grotesque and infamous acts against itself. While Talbert ponders using his talents to begin World War III as the ultimate nihilist statement. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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A visual, thought provoking feast.
22 June 2001 | by See all my reviews

While definitely not for everyone, this movie effectively captures J.G. Ballard's difficult novel of the same name. More visual than literal, The Atrocity Exhibition forces the viewer to re-think the art of film and of story telling. It effectively communicates in a new language that caused some who saw it to declare that it 'changed their lives'. It changed mine as well, although I'm not exactly sure in what way. And while I can't say that I completely 'got ' the story, the story that I got was fascinating and one that I can't forget. I've since read the book and that certainly helped, but it wasn't necessary to enjoy the film. This film stands as one of my favorites alongside the best works of Kubrick, the Coen brothers and Hitchcock.


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