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The Nine Lives of Tomas Katz (2000)
waste of lifetime
With this film I'm actually suspecting an all out con game, an elaborate joke, since it's just too nonsensical to even take seriously. The makers are probably laughing about the fact that people are willing to give them awards for it.
And even if I see this as comedy, this film still is too incoherent, too packed full of stuff and it has too many switches in style to even be watchable. That said, it also doesn't lack good ideas. I even laughed a couple of times, but as a whole it's just overdone, boring and probably just too low-budget for what it's trying to do. As soon as the mythical nonsense starts, all the atmosphere just evaporates. That's when I wanted to turn it off. And I should have, since it turned out to be a waste of my precious lifetime, really.
It's a shame, since the idea actually had potential, else I wouldn't have wanted to watch it in the first place.
Even the comparison with Buñuel in some of the other reviews is laughable, since Buñuel didn't aim for just nonsensical. He aimed for the surreal, which involves much more than ridiculing aspects of society (although it definitely has a part in it too). It seems that a lot of "artsy" people haven't quite noticed the difference between the two concepts yet.