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In a sumptuous villa surrounded by a vast park, Rudolph of Habsburg, the heir to the imperial throne spends the summer contesting the old emperor in the only way that is congenial to him: the mockery, the curse and above all the orgy. Surrounded first by the narrow circle of his own court, including the hermaphrodite lover, Marie von Vetsera and the obscene housekeeper Theresa, then by the young of the aristocracy, he gradually enlarged the hospitality by summoning a company of wandering actors and even a group of campagnoli, to whom it does not seem true to be able to have fun with beautiful noble girls. Thus he unleashes a sexual saraband with all the possible turpitudes and deviations. Having rejected his father's repeated reprimands and ultimatums and caused the general in charge to be sodomized, the dolphin and its intimates are exterminated by the imperial police.Written by
This is filmed beautifully by Miklos Jansko ,who is always politically astute, as well as poetically pleasing. The film depicts an anarchistic 'revolution of everyday life' which contrasts with Marxist Lenisist militarist seizure of power. His poetic portrait is similari to much of Pier Pailo Pasolini's work but is less pessimistic.Like Derek Jarman's 'Jubilee ' 1977 , it shows anarchistic youth rebellion against prevailing power structures.Pasolini's 'Salo ' 1975 shows even more depressingly power reproducing itself due to a lack of an alternative ideology.Whilst fascists secretly admire their masters; anarchists recognize none. Other reviewers explain the historical political context better than I would have.
I saw this film at Essex University in 1977 and have never had the chance to see it since.Where could I see this again?
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