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Freak Orlando (1981)

In the form of a "small theater of the world", a history of the world from its beginnings to our day, including the errors, the incompetence, the thirst for power, the fear, the madness, ... See full summary »

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... Orlando, als Pilger, Orlando Zyldopa, Orlando Orlanda, Orlando Capricho...
... Helena Müller, als Lebensbaumgöttin, Kaufhausonsängerin, Mutter der Wundergeburt....
Albert Heins ... Herbert Zeus
Claudio Pantoja ... Zwei Tänzer
Hiro Uchiyama ... Zwei Tänzer (as Hiro Uschiyama)
Galli ... Chronistin
... Säulenheiliger
Else Nabu ... Heilige Wilgeforte
Maria Bucholt ... Kleine Menschen
Paul Glauer ... Kleine Menschen
Alfred Raupach ... Kleine Menschen
Luzig Raupach ... Kleine Menschen
Monika Maria Ullemeyer ... Kleine Menschen (as Monika Ullemayer)
Dirk Zalm ... Kleine Menschen
Luc Alexander ... Zwolf Lederboys
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In the form of a "small theater of the world", a history of the world from its beginnings to our day, including the errors, the incompetence, the thirst for power, the fear, the madness, the cruelty and the commonplace, in a story of five episodes. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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Surreal German madness.
20 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

"Freak Orlando" by German documentary maker Ulrike Ottinger is easily one of the most surreal movies I have ever seen.I can compare this relentless orgy of surrealism to the cinema of Alejandro Jodorovsky and John Waters.The film obviously lacks cohesive story-line.It's a series of bizarre vignettes which take place in eccentric worlds filled with freaks and Siamese twins.There is plenty of eccentric humor in "Freak Orlando" and lots of weird theatrics.The central character of Orlando is played by Magdalena Montezuma,but there is also Delphine Seyring in the cast whom I remember from wonderfully stylish lesbian vampire flick "Daughters of Darkness"(1971).Overall,"Freak Orlando" is a must-see for the lovers of bizarro cinema.5 Siamese twins out of 10.Not for the easily bored like I am.


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