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Zizek! (2005)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 26 April 2007 (Germany)
A look at the controversial author, philosopher and candidate for Slovenian presidency: Slavoj Zizek.

Director:

Astra Taylor

Star:

Slavoj Zizek

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A look at the controversial author, philosopher and candidate for Slovenian presidency: Slavoj Zizek.

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Language:

Slovenian | English

Release Date:

26 April 2007 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Жижек! See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$7,062, 20 November 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$17,320, 4 December 2005
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Slavoj Zizek: I went to wash my hair... and then the woman hairdresser approached and she told me: "Why don't I give you a massage with some oil?" I enjoyed it but I felt so obscene, as if I'd payed for masturbation.
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Loves Stalin, hates people, no surprise.
31 July 2008 | by mule66See all my reviews

This Zizek guy actually has some perceptive ideas on modern culture when he's critiquing our pathological need to diminish our enjoyment of soda, coffee, beer and other consumer products by accepting diminished aspects of the real thing such as diet, lite, decaffeinated and so on. He's way off base by venerating a mass murderer such as Stalin though and it's awfully telling that the director doesn't even challenge him on this but does express astonishment at the fact that some people when they see his proudly displayed portrait of Stalin in his home walk right out the door - I mean what sad, narrow-minded idiots these people must be for not appreciating the finer ironies of the slaughterer of millions! Despite this fault of Zizeks I kinda liked him, he is whip-smart, not afraid to mix it up with his critics and despite his extreme intellectualism is a lovable schlub. The real problem is the aforementioned director, Astra Taylor, and her slavish adoration of Zizek and her jokey, yet unfunny, interspersing of the film with stock footage accompanied with old-timey piano music to present some of his ideas. Not cool.


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