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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 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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Comedy | Drama

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Professional Expertise: count Leopold Sacher-Masoch marquis Donotien Aldonse François de Sade Sigmund Freud Luis Buñuel Max Ernst Bohuslav Brouk See more »

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I'm not supposed to love this as much as I do...
24 April 2003 | by cathcacrSee all my reviews

One-word summary: Masterpiece. This one keeps me mesmerized every frame for the whole 80 minutes. Surrealistic, fantastic, bizarre, fetishistic, fascinating, it is Jan Svankmajer's finest excursion into animania. Why this work, and this artist, toil in relative obscurity is beyond me. (Makes me wonder what *else* out there is this good but this hard to discover.) It is a guilty pleasure, indeed, to watch this, but as a work of cinema, it is wonderful. (The subject matter is quite incidental, really; my mind could easily be massaged for 80 minutes like this with just about anything Svank could concoct.) I daresay it's in or near my top 10 favorites, but it isn't supposed to be...


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Language:

Czech

Release Date:

15 August 1997 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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