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January 17, 2024

Episode 667: Taxidermia (2006)

Episode 667: Taxidermia (2006) Guest Co-Hosts: Jonathan Owen, Lumi Etienne

Lumi Etienne and Jonathan Owen join Mike to discuss the 2006 film Taxidermia. Directed and co-written by György Pálfi, Taxidermia tells the story of three generations of an unusual family. Grandpa Vendel (Csaba Czene) is in the military and serves at an outpost under the boot heel of his commanding officer. Father Kálmán (Gergely Trócsányi) is a competitive eater. And son Lajoska (Marc Bischoff) is a taxidermist -- hence the name of the film.

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1 comment:

  1. György Pálffy has another really interesting and surreal film called "Szabadesés(Freefall)", it consists of severak episodes which are framed by a suicide-attempt of an elderly woman.
    One of my all-time-favourites of Hungarian cinema after 2000 is Attila Janisch's "Másnap (After The Day Before)", which was inspired by the short story "The Voyeur" by Alain Robbe-Grillet. It is a non-linear exploration of a journey, undertaken by a nameless man looking for a house he inherited, in a desolate landscape full of strange people who seem to know him somehow. There's a crime he maybe commits or maybe not. He has to follow clues in a circular structure, spiraling further and further down to the center of the maze of his own mind. It is visually stunning, slow, full of deliberate repetitions and eerie atmosphere. I highly recommend it to explore, it's definitely worth it.