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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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Everyone has a fetish, some are just stranger than others.
15 July 2005 | by NateManDSee all my reviews

Czech surrealist animator Jan Svankmajer is known for his bizarre stop motion films. In his full length films like "Alice" and "Faust", he takes his viewers to a subconscious world with real actors and stop motion creatures. "Conspirators of Pleasure" deals with the fantasies and fetishes of various everyday people. Each person at first seeming normal, spends almost the whole film trying to invent methods of fulfilling their bizarre fantasies. There is even some moments when characters become puppets. One man designs a head of a chicken suit and fantasizes about dropping a rock on his neighbor's head. The neighbor lady fantasizes about dominating her neighbor, turning him into a puppet and whipping him. Another example is a woman's fetish for bread. She rolls up balls of bread and sucks them up her nose through a straw. Of course there's a whole assortment of other depraved people with strange fantasies. Although the film is extremely bizarre, it is also very funny. Jan Svankmajer has created an intense atmosphere of strange desire, that may not be far from how some everyday people function. It's a funny film that explores the strange world of hidden fetishes.


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