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Absurdistan (2008)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 20 March 2008 (Germany)
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Temelko (as Maximilian Mauff)
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Aya (as Kristýna Malérová)
Nino Chkheidze ...
Grandmother
Ivane Ivantbelidze ...
Shooting Gallery Guy
Ani Amiridze ...
Shooting Gallery Guy's Daughter
Ilko Stefanovski ...
Guri - Temelko's Father
Assun Planas ...
Temelko's Mother
Otto Kuhnle ...
Barber
Hijran Nasirova ...
Barber's Wife
Hendrik Arnst ...
Landlord
Olga Nefyodova ...
Landlord's Wife
Adalat Ziyadkhanov ...
Policeman (as Adalet Zyadhanov)
Matanat Atakishiyeva ...
Policeman's Wife
Azelarab Kaghat ...
Baker
Michaela Bandi ...
Baker's Wife
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An allegorical comedy centered on two childhood sweethearts who seem destined for one another until the women of their isolated village, angered by male indifference toward the water shortage, go on a sex strike that threatens the young couple's first night of love. Written by Sundance Film Festival

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Absurdistán  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$1,441, 8 February 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$39,078, 12 June 2009
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Qizlar Mahnisi
Written by Tofiq Quliyev
Performed by Shovkat Alakbarova
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Benny Hill Goes to Absurdistan
8 May 2015 | by See all my reviews

The characters in this film are hideous, dirty, obese, malodorous and unkempt. The hero is a handsome gangly teenage boy. He is in love with a pretty, tomboyish but cruel young lady. The elders behave like characters in a Benny Hill movie. They pantomime extreme sexual attraction to each other, and spend a lot of time in non-consensual sex. The village breaks out into Lysistrata like war between the sexes over the male refusal to repair the water supply. They shoot each other. They lay vicious traps of various kinds for each other. Everyone sleeps with rifles and sets them off by accident repeatedly. I did not find this amusing. These people were psychopaths. At the end, boy gets girl, though I was not too happy about this. She had repeatedly abused him so badly, I hoped for a new love for him.


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