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Sweet Movie

Dušan Makavejev

 
Sweet Movie (Criterion DVD)

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  • France
  • 1974
  • 98 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.66:1
  • Polish, English
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  • Spine #390

Pushing his themes of sexual liberation to their boiling point, Yugoslavian art-house provocateur Dušan Makavejev followed his international sensation WR: Mysteries of the Organism with this full-throated shriek in the face of bourgeois complacency and movie watching. Sweet Movie tackles the limits of personal and political freedom with kaleidoscopic feverishness, shuttling viewers from a gynecological beauty pageant to a grotesque food orgy with scatological, taboo-shattering glee. With its lewd abandon and sketch-comedy perversity, Sweet Movie became both a cult staple and exemplar of the envelope pushing of 1970s cinema.

Cast

Miss World 1984Carole Laure
A sailor from the PotemkinPierre Clémenti
Capt. Anna PlanetaAnna Prucnal
El MachoSami Frey
Director General of the Chastity Belt FoundationJane Mallet
Mama CommunaMarpessa Dawn
ThemselvesOtto Muehl
the members of the Therapy Commune, Vienna
Jeremiah MuscleRoy Callender

Credits

Disc Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Dušan Makavejev
  • New video interviews with Makavejev and Balkan film scholar Dina Iordanova
  • Actress Anna Prucnal sings a song from the film
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring new essays by critic David Sterritt and Harvard professor and philosopher Stanley Cavell

    New cover by Lucien S. Y. Yang

Film Essays

Sweet Movie: Wake Up!

By David Sterritt June 18, 2007

Whatever you’ve heard about Sweet Movie, the audacious and outrageous political comedy by Yugoslav filmmaker Dušan Makavejev, there’s a good chance it’s wrong. Ever since this mischievous . . . Read more »

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Film Essays

Sweet Movie: Wake Up!

By David Sterritt June 18, 2007

Whatever you’ve heard about Sweet Movie, the audacious and outrageous political comedy by Yugoslav filmmaker Dušan Makavejev, there’s a good chance it’s wrong. Ever since this mischievous . . . Read more »