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Ah Pook Is Here (1994)

A disturbingly organic-looking figure speaks to us of life, politics and death as the symbol of the common man toils away.

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A disturbingly organic-looking figure speaks to us of life, politics and death as the symbol of the common man toils away.

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Unsettling.
22 March 2000 | by See all my reviews

Possibly only for William Burroughs completists - the writer narrates a despairing tirade against mainstream American ills framed in a sci-fi apocalyptic context, an organic planet in a symmetrical, monochrome universe. The reassuring, lilting, pensioner's voice, the cool despair and horror of the words, Pook the turkey, Burroughs' representative, suicide as response to compromised life. The theorem-like clarity of the animation makes it watchable.


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