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Conspirators of Pleasure (1996)

Spiklenci slasti (original title)
Six people unknowingly form a cycle of masturbation as they each cause others to privately indulge in their fetishes.

Director:

Jan Svankmajer

Writer:

Jan Svankmajer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Petr Meissel Petr Meissel ... Mr. Pivoine
Gabriela Wilhelmová ... Mrs. Loubalova
Barbora Hrzánová ... Postmistress
Anna Wetlinská Anna Wetlinská ... Mrs. Beltinska
Jirí Lábus ... Newspaper Vendor
Pavel Nový ... Mr. Beltinski
Frantisek Polata Frantisek Polata
Eva Vidimská Eva Vidimská
Ervín Tomendál Ervín Tomendál
Josef Chodora Josef Chodora
Marie Zemanová Marie Zemanová
Zhan Daniel
Martin Kublák Martin Kublák
Eva Vosahlíková Eva Vosahlíková
Martin Radimecký Martin Radimecký
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Storyline

Six outwardly average individuals have elaborate fetishes they indulge with surreptitious care. A mousy letter carrier makes dough balls she grotesquely ingests before bed. A shop clerk fixates on a TV news reader while he builds a machine to massage and masturbate him. One of his customers makes an elaborate chicken costume for a voodoo-like scene with a doll resembling his plump neighbor. She, in turn, has a doll that resembles him, which she whips and dominates in an abandoned church. The TV news reader has her own fantasy involving carp. Her husband, who is indifferent to her, steals materials to fashion elaborate artifacts that he rubs, scrapes and rolls across his body. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Language:

Czech

Release Date:

15 August 1997 (USA) See more »

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Athanor, Cominici, Delfilm See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Buildup of bizarre greatness
19 February 2004 | by a-mossSee all my reviews

This movie is in short term just an amazing, yet bizarre trip to the leftover ruins of surrealism. Its about something as embarrassing as masturbation, but in a more symbolic way I think. More like how everyone hides parts of their life, their weird fetishes and how extreme some of these are.

For the most this movie is makes you go "What the hell is happening? What is he/she doing?" And it all ends up in amazing madness.. that at least left me in awe. There's all kinds of fetishes around here.. and they're all so weird you can't help but smile.

We all have our secret little weirdness turn-ons, strange and unique features and our little fetishes, so this movies is sure to hits a private spot in everyone. (Not everyone will like that though... hoho..)

Svankmajer is one of the last great stop-motion makers. One of the last who seems to hold on to its traditions, develop it instead of turning over to cheap 3D computer animation. Its truly unique. And except for the Quay Brothers.. there aren't really much people who is still developing the stop-motion theater. All thumbs up anyway.


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