Kissmeyer Basic is only 1½ hour in total but is still greater than life itself. It is one part sci-fi Blade Runner/Matrix, one part surreal L'Âge d'Or/Naked Lunch and one part Casper & Mandrilaftalen/?.
The plots of the different episodes are often very far-out science fiction stories: In one episode the protagonist, Wulff, is forced into a job as a terminator to shut down the robot Pjotr Sjparov, who believes that he is human, with cinnamon bread rolls, and in another episode Wulff is introduced to "The Kissmeyer System" which controls the entire world. But the plots are very incomprehensible and the "basic premises", introduced in the beginning of each episode, change every time.
Frank Hvam has a new role in every episode and delivers his best performance ever as the architect Abel W. Dip who is trapped in a super market and harassed by Jørn Utzon's bird sounds and whose drawings mainly consist of buildings more than 30 km tall.
Kissmeyer Basic is very much like Casper & Mandrilaftalen spiced up with crazy and scratchy editing (Almost the entire series is filmed with "fisheye" and very high contrast and many of the shots are filmed directly into the sun), wild sci-fi stories and action-packed animations by Morgenthaler.
Kissmeyer has to be seen to be believed. It is one of the most intense movie experiences I've ever had, even surpassing Buñuel, Kubrick, Polanski and Fellini, though not everyone might like it that much. The only drawback is Mette Horns performance.
Kissmeyer Basic is available as a bonus-DVD for Allegro and is worth buying even though Allegro isn't worth watching.
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