The ensemble film THE GENITAL WARRIORS takes a look at the common past of the three main characters as their memories meet and overlap. The 70-year-old Frank sits in a geronto-psychiatric ...
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For two weeks, 20 male participants are hired to play prisoners and guards in a prison. The "prisoners" have to follow seemingly mild rules, and the "guards" are told to retain order without using physical violence.
The ensemble film THE GENITAL WARRIORS takes a look at the common past of the three main characters as their memories meet and overlap. The 70-year-old Frank sits in a geronto-psychiatric ward and types a screenplay about his relationship with Lena and Barbara. These two embittered women come together with a magic wand and a shotgun to travel to the past and commit an act of revenge on him.Written by
The 70 years old FRANK tries to get back to his ex-girlfriends LENA and BARBARA after 40 years.
A little masterpiece with a very particular and original style. Whoever dismisses "The Genital Warriors" as a simple love story isn't doing this independent work justice. The film moves wonderfully nimbly through space and time, obliterating modern viewing habits with an unusually mindful sense of style and genre for a debut. This entertaining volatility doesn't even stop at the characters, some of which are played by different actors, a stylistic device that works brilliantly throughout the entire piece and always provides for moments of surprise and amusement. The movie offers loads of variety on the visual level, too: Individual episodes were shot on different formats (black and white, color, Super 8, 16mm, digital ) and combined with each other in a very convincing montage.
"The Genital Warriors" is a colorful bouquet flowers with heart-refreshing thumbnails. Quirky, whimsical and one-of-a-kind. A must-see movie!
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