June 06, 2006

Black Moon

O man, have I ever discovered an amazing movie. It's Joyce Buñuel, Louis Malle & Ghislain Uhri's majestic 1975 film Black Moon, which is totally un-sum-uppable. This is what IMDB says:

There is a war in the world between the men and the women. A young girl tries to escape this reality and comes to a hidden place where a strange unicorn lives with a family: Sister, Brother, many children and an old woman that never leaves her bed but stays in contact with the world through her radio. Since the content of this picture is not as important as the pictures and allegories, the simple plot can not be described further.
Let me add that the film begins with a badger being run over by a young woman in a tiny peugot-esque car who then rounds a bend in the road and discovers female soldiers - it's the front. She twists around past a dead blonde woman and just up the road hits the other side of the road - male soldiers, who execute female POWs.

Also, the animals in the film talk. They make their animal noises, but they sound like they are talking. The pig is creepy, but the ginormous rat talking to the old woman in squeaks is just freaky.

It's very surreal, but unusually, I don't find it aggravating. I find films like this aggravating so often in their randomness and attempts to seem amazing, but this one rocks.

Wonder what animal is next. There have been a giant millipede, serpents, a pig, a horse, a unicorn, some other bugs...

O crap, the old lady just croaked. I think I better pay more attention.

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