A look at the controversial author, philosopher and candidate for Slovenian presidency: Slavoj Zizek.

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Slavoj Zizek: I'm a total enlightenment person. I believe in clear statements and so on.
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An excellent film that avoids the tedium of the conventional documentary.
17 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Slavoj Zizek is one of the stars of Theoryworld, and deservedly so. He mixes Lacan and Marx with a seasoning of pop culture to analyze how we construct meaning - and reminds us that our understanding is often far from rational.

It sounds like a heavy dose, but Astra Taylor has made it all into an extremely charming and intelligent movie. It has none of the piety and tedium of the documentary form - no godlike voiceovers, goofy archival footage, or narcotic pundits that make films like The Corporation so hard to sit through. It's mostly Slavoj Zizek talking (sometimes prompted by Taylor, often not), and he's such a compelling character that he holds your interest from the first frame to the last. Don't miss it!


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