Theatrical Sales Director, AGFA
An insane mish-mash of amateur art film pretense and non-stop genre exposition, with unfunny whimsy. It’s Wes Anderson-like in its obsession with minutae. This movie wasn’t scary in the least, but who cares when it’s this wiggy?
It’s a movie for people who want EXORCIST II's craziness without having to sit through EXORCIST II. Great cast, lots of strange emoting...including career-high outbursts from George C. Scott rivaling HARDCORE's theater seat abuse.
Left over from my viewing notes: “Holy shit Fabio showed up in a cameo. This movie is so dumb, I'm warming up to it.”
Easily my favorite Canadian film.
Most Americans know more about Russia than they do about Canada. A shame, for our northern neighbors have always given us a wealth of strange movies.
Remember the plot of THE PRODUCERS, where in order to make money they must lose money? From the mid-'70s to early-'80s, the Canadian film industry worked off that same premise. If you were, say, a Canadian dentist and wanted to funnel $2 million into a tax shelter, you invested…