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Movie review: Polish the Face of the monstrous and sharp satire

Polish ”Face” (”the Mug” is the English title) begins as a Ulrich Seidl movie with a degrading rearace from hell. Shoppinggalningar are forced to throw off his clothes in a store and then be able to fight over cheap televisions.

A grotesque but funny symbol for the free market in full spin – in the old east.

The female director, Malgorzata Szumowska, who previously made ”Elle” (2011) with Juliette Binoche as prostitutionsutredande journalist, is a bit more melodramatic than his austrian colleague Seidl. But those parts definitely need to puncture the collective self-righteousness and hypocrisy.

the young hårdrockande byggjobbaren Jacek who are on the edge with all his narrow-minded byvärld. When Jacek is not a breakfast table video conference to his family, dreams of emigrating or hanging with his blond girl he works with to build a giant Jesusstaty out in the boonies (in reality, the record-high concrete-Christ, which was completed in 2010 in Swiebodzin in western Poland). A megalomant building that is as much about nationalism as religion.

Many images are masterfully composed and all the actor takes out the turns, you can safely say.

Suddenly happen Jacek out of a horrible accident that changes all his plans. He becomes the first in the country to a ansiktstransplantation. Jacek survives – but at a very high price. A faithful sister stands at his side, while most of the fellows have been difficult to see beyond the Jaceks a little scary, a new physiognomy.

”Face” was awarded with the Silverbjörnen in Berlin last year. It teaches may not fall all in the taste, but it is worth to take a chance even if the story sounds right strange. The one who dares to get to meet a sharp, symbolic and surprisingly funny drama.

masterfully composed and all the actor takes out the turns, you can safely say. Malgorzata Szumowska manages to weave an existential drama about how the surface and appearance is linked to identity with a ferocious satire of an entire nation's toxic self-image.

See more. Three other interesting Polish films to stream/rent in Sweden: ”Papusza” (2013), ”Walesa” (2013), ”The best fireworks ever” (2017).

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