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Polish Satire The mask in the cinema : The Antichrist

The anger sounds like Heavy Metal. The system is rotated to the stop, gastric pits-bass, Headbanging to "Ride the Lightning" by Metallica, and the landscape through which the red rattle-Car grid, and high-tuned. Jacek (Mateusz Teenage) blaring in the journey, otherwise it is not unbearable, and the Polish province, in the Catholic village, in the family. The farmers have it hard, the dog running with the freshly slaughtered pig's head across the yard, and the brother-in-law told at Christmas racist jokes.

fury primed for the Film by the Polish Director Malgorzata Szumowska, a biting black Humor. Otherwise, you can't take it anymore in your country (she turns just in Ireland). So The mask starts "" in any case, with an attack of a desert war scene from the consumer society. Together with hundreds of province of learning Jacek storms a Cheap Department store. "Christmas bargains for men": a Grotesque in Slow Motion, the people in hair follicles, under pants, with faces distorted by XXL-TV.

And so it goes on, with a hand-held camera, surreal night skies and V-effects, with which the images on the edges are blurring. Szumowskas figure Arsenal wearing the day of the panoptic, of the hydrogen blonde punk bride, Jaceks fiance Dagmara (małgorzata Gorol), to the drunken head of the brother-in-law up to the bigoted pastor, the sermon Dagmara in the confessional, chastity, just to elicit her at the same time as many of the Details about her sex life. To Jacek to a Zombie himself.

The highest Jesus Statue in Poland

This is the story of a transformation. Jacek, the cool long hair Jesustyp with a leather jacket and expatriate plans (to London), this farmer's son, the family's Christmas wishes that he cuts the hair, and finally marries, he falls from the scaffolding and loses his face. Not by any scaffold, but on the site for the statue of Christ of Swiebodzin. Now this is not Satire, but real: 2010 was inaugurated on the Polish-German border, with 36 meters is the highest Christ statue in the world, higher than that of Rio, financed from donations of the population. The hubris of the Pious: there have been recent court proceedings, because of the now-deceased Initiator had his pastor's heart, at the foot of the Statue is buried.

is True, also, that in 2013, a worker in Gliwice was saved by face transplant life. Also Jacek gets a new Visage. Like a Frankenstein-Monster, he looks soon, scarred cheeks, dripping eye, wry mouth. Thus, the often limited field of view of the movie is explained – it corresponds to the angle of view of the dramatically Scarred, his disorientation. Pig face, say to the children, and it is not an exaggeration. Dagmara wants nothing more to do with him.

His strength gains "The mask" from the contrast between the Wutbildern and this prodigal son in the centre of the action, the most lonely people in the world. Only Jacek is celebrated as a medical miracle and a national hero, a resurrected – the collection for the benefit of Christ now to him, because of the expensive immunosuppressive drugs. Then he mutates into a horror figure, the Satan – his mother ordered an exorcism. Only Jaceks sister still holds to him. And also the Film. developed in the midst of the merciless reckoning with the Church, consumerism and anti-social health care, something like grace for his protagonists, this Antichrist who rejects the demonization as well as the despair

The government wants the film industry to centralize

Speaking of which, Szumowska was Born in 1973, has worked with Lars von Trier's "Antichrist", it has long been an international on-the-go. Agnieszka Holland, and Szumowska the most important Directors in today's Poland, where Szumowskas films are of strong physicality dominated, you are literally skin and hair explores, in her grief study on the "Body" or "In the name of ..." about a homosexual priest. They won prizes at the Berlin film festival, a Silver bear for "The mask".

Holland's Film "The track" (2017) was from the anarchic fury dominated. No wonder, Poland, the PiS-government harassed the culture of the country: it is in the process of film production, to centralize and to take under the state's wing. Although The mask"," in the Polish cinema, although not as successful as the Drama "Kler" about the abuse in the Catholic Church. But it was up to Minister of culture, Piotr Glinski, there would soon be only patriots on the screens of the country. 40 history films are in the works, a number of games during the Second world war, told Glinski recently in a TV Interview. With the gleichschaltung of the story it seems. Heroes like Jacek can then wrap up.

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