Weight lifting men who compete to achieve individual bodily perfection through muscle building.Weight lifting men who compete to achieve individual bodily perfection through muscle building.Weight lifting men who compete to achieve individual bodily perfection through muscle building.
"Herakles" is a 1962 short film and the first film by the German director Werner Herzog, then 20 years old. The film relates to six of the twelve labors of Heracles. The film starts with shots of young male bodybuilders working out in a gym, posing on a stage and flexing their muscles. Each of the labors are then announced by on-screen text in the form of a question, followed by related scenes of modern challenges inter-cut with the bodybuilders. —Peter-Patrick76 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
the first Herzog film
this status explains the ambiguity of purpose and the temptation to define it as experiment. because it is a film about bodies and questions. Herakles is just an interpreted hero from a lost world, the social critic seems obvious, the desire to keep the meaning of story is vain. it could be boring for many viewers. but it has the virtue to be a challenge. and little more. a form to read, from a modern angle, the works of Herkules who becomes symbol for a never ending fight against the details of contemporary society. poetic and provocative. like each film by Werner Herzog. a trait. and a precious virtue.
- Sep 6, 2017
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