Conspirators of Pleasure
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Czech animator Jan Svankmajer gained acclaim and notoriety for his eerie, nightmarish stop-motion animated pieces fashioned out of discarded dolls, battered marionettes, and pieces of junk. His films such as Alice and Faust delved headlong into the subconscious and dredged up images that were imbued not only with a woozy sense of dread but with a savage sense of wit. Svankmajer's third feature -- and his first (mostly) live-action film -- is an absurdist look at some very weird sexual adventurers. Peony (Petr Meissel) is a nebbish bachelor with a passion for porno mags and poultry. At the… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The film's handmade look fits the material, since it's about desires too personal to be mass-produced."
‑ Jeremy Heilman, MovieMartyr.com
"Agreeably witty and bizarre, but patience is required to sustain interest in its intricately oddball, non-verbalized story for nearly an hour-and-a-half."
‑ Renfreu Neff, Film Journal International
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