Freak Orlando (1981) 720p

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Comedy | Fantasy
Frame Rate:
24 fps
German 2.0  
Run Time:
126 min
IMDB Rating:
5.9 / 10 
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Directors: Ulrike Ottinger [Director] ,

Movie Description:
In the form of a "small theater of the world", a history of the world from its beginnings to our day, including the errors, the incompetence, the thirst for power, the fear, the madness, the cruelty and the commonplace, in a story of five episodes.


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A perverse and fun film!

How to describe this film? It is loosely based on Virginia Woolf's book 'Orlando: A Biography'. It's sort of like Tod Browning's "Freaks" meets Alejandro Jodowrosky meets the Werner Schroeter meets a Aleksei Balabanov film. A beautiful film that breathes and exudes Audiovisual and is the face of rebel and underrated transgressor cinema of the 80s. It's impossible to place Freak Orlando into a particular genre. The setting feels like a dystopian environment, but the story goes well beyond any conventions. The head-scratching story is both exciting and maddening, and only knows the meaning behind it all.Overall, Freak Orlando is one of the most bonkers films I've seen, the standout performance by the cast plus the incredible set design, mise en scène and the music makes it a surreal feast and, although you can take the easy way out and just press the 'stop' button. It's certainly not an easy watch for those who are not into surreal films but, it is something that is a bizarre film to watch on a lazy evening with beers.

Surreal German madness.

"Freak Orlando" by German documentary maker Ulrike Ottinger is easily one of the most surreal movies I have ever seen.I can compare this relentless orgy of surrealism to the cinema of Alejandro Jodorovsky and John Waters.The film obviously lacks cohesive story-line.It's a series of bizarre vignettes which take place in eccentric worlds filled with freaks and Siamese twins.There is plenty of eccentric humor in "Freak Orlando" and lots of weird theatrics.The central character of Orlando is played by Magdalena Montezuma,but there is also Delphine Seyring in the cast whom I remember from wonderfully stylish lesbian vampire flick "Daughters of Darkness"(1971).Overall,"Freak Orlando" is a must-see for the lovers of bizarro cinema.5 Siamese twins out of 10.Not for the easily bored like I am.
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