W. R.: Mysteries of the Organism (W.R. - Misterije organizma)
W. R.: Mysteries of the Organism (W.R. - Misterije organizma) (1971)

"W.R." is pioneering sexologist Wilhelm Reich, whose precedent-breaking theories concerning carnal behavior and politics (including the invention of the orgone box) made him persona non grata in most psychoanalytic circles. By all… More

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Rated: NC-17
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Release Date: October 13, 1971
DVD Release Date: January 8, 2013
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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

The wittiest and possibly truest thing in it is an analysis of Stalinist propaganda films as displaced pornography.

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David Bienstock
New York Times

It is no wonder then that the film, which begins by proclaiming that life should be joyful, turns out to be one of the gloomiest of recent memory.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

A truly weird film.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

ndeed, it's hard to think of a headier mix of fiction and nonfiction, or sex and politics, than this brilliant 1971 Yugoslav feature by Dusan Makavejev.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

An insanely brilliant comedy.

Cole Smithey

Funny, funny.

Time Out

Although it seemed like some kind of breakthrough at the time, Makavejev's film isn't improving with age.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's worth seeing because it gets one's juices flowing whether buying into the martyred Reich's theories or not.

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Christopher Null

Makavejev's defining work is one of eerily appropriate juxtapositions, fact and fiction, old footage and new

Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
This is an intricate, complex, interesting film. I'm not sure what all the Russian political stuff is about, but I found it engaging anyway. It's a… More
Eric Broome
Dusan Makavejev's "W.R.: Mysteries of the Organism" simply defies classification. Perhaps it's more of a "think piece" than… More
Linda K. T.
Although it is a VERY strange film, it is a must see because of two things: Sex and Politics. It cannot get better than this. The film might seem a bit to… More