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You think you can beat the fate? Well, the fate will beat you!
I first thought this film would be historical drama or something... How wrong i was!
Just imagine: almost mythical, absurd and satirical village, in which dozens of pathetic and funny characters are trying to achieve material peace. The thing is, the main protagonist is an absolute ***hole and thus, the villagers are trying to get rid of him...
BUT... This huge "BUT" is a core element of the film, which i'm not gonna spoil.
Design of Death is very funny, simple minded and sloppy in it's first part. Slowly, viewer will realize that the story is far more serious and mesmerizing than it seems. The plot is constructed very beautifully and intelligently. There are some amazing nuances in the scenes. I advise the viewer to pay attention to the "happy birthday song"; One can easily miss it, but in my opinion, it's one of the greatest things a man can come up with.
Actors and actresses are both very awesome. They are chosen so damn well that, just by looking at their silhouettes somehow makes you feel that they are tied to the film's sad yet funny, but also lethal, unavoidable and eternal idea...
This movie has an amazing ending, both in execution and story-wise. I was literally shocked when i saw the finale...
Complex, fun, dark... Managing to be both tragedy and comedy, having top notch actors and of course the most bad-ass name, which perfectly describes the substance.
Design of Death. One of my personal favorites. Terrific Movie. There's a very little chance that you will ever forget this awesomeness.
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