Be warned that there isn’t
much to the plot of this movie so pay close attention. The film
is set in the late 1700s during a turbulent time in the area that is
now Poland. A political prisoner is set free from a jail that
is run by nuns. The man who saves him is very strange and disappears
almost as quickly as he appears. The former prisoner and a nun
whom the stranger sent off with him ride a horse for a while before
stumbling upon a group of performers in the woods. They try to
take his clothes off so he flees with his nun until he finds his former
fiancé who is marrying a man in what I think was meant to be a metaphor
for pledging allegiance to the state. Then he goes to his home
and finds a midget who tells him his father is dead and his sister likes
to be beaten, which leads him to a whorehouse where he tries to have
sex with his mother who doesn’t recognize him right away. After
running around some more the movie ends with the stranger who set him
free trying to have sex with the nun who cuts off his willy with a razor.
Minus his willy the man turns into a dog and the nun and former prisoner
dance around the corpse. Got that?
This goddamn thing is two freaking’
hours long. Seriously it made me want to kill myself, but for
you guys I felt like I had to watch it. I understand that the
filmmakers had to tell their story in thinly veiled metaphors because
they were living in an oppressive environment (Communist Poland) and
were attacking the state and all that it stood for. Guess what?
You failed because the movie was hidden away until after the fall of
Communism. I personally think that the government should have
released the movie. I for one would have seen this pretentious,
confusing waste of time and would of immediately signed up for the party!
This is a miserable boring waste of time.
-John "El Juan" Shatzer