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In the film, Parn constantly switches between a sterile vision of the American dream, in which a dull living room is filled with paint-by-numbers pinks and blues and a grim vision of faceless Eastern European drones standing around a circular table.

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No for art house junkies alone-- but an understanding of politics would help
4 February 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is neat take on the political divide witnessed in Eastern Europe during the 80s and 90s... dissolution of powers and the differences in rule, etc. NOT a plot-less toon for drug addled minds, though the semi-surrealist animation may invoke the dirty-hippie hater in you if Disney is more your thing and you are without a decent education.

The previous reviewer just gave themselves away as an ignorant rube by saying "it has no sort of narrative that the ordinary person could understand (without drugs)" and then they went on to say that the two styles of animation hurt their head. Perhaps fairly recent history and current events blow circuits in their brain as well.

The divide is as follows: one pleasantly drawn was for the happier way of life that would result by a new government, the other a very dark scary place because of tyrannical rule. This is actually a surprisingly insightful, look into the tolls taken on people during that shaky time created by a person who lived very close to it all.

Nice & short, cool aesthetic.


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