Accion mutante, Crimen ferpecto
Although i am not fan of comedies, especially American sit-comes, i dearly love some black comedies. Alex de la Iglesia’s first movie, (produced by Pedro Almodovar), Accion mutante , is one of them. Watched it many years ago and it so funny sci-fi horror comedy. Still laughing when i remember it. Brilliant satire, with underlined critique of social system and its imperatives ( to rid the universe of pretty people and superficiality by terrorist group of ugly mutants ). In a future world ruled by good-looking people, …
Watched today his next master piece, very original, absurd surrealistic comedy “Crimen ferpecto” (The Perfect crime). So much black humor, with social satire on consumerism and machism. Some twists in movie are so brilliant. Alex de la Iglesia is very talented and very underrated director. Just increased my love toward Spanish movies.
How can anyone in the universe not LOVE this film?, 22 January 2007
Author: rooprect from New York City
It’s hilarious. It’s poignant. It’s artistic. It’s even philosophical at times. I can’t imagine anyone not liking this film. “Crimen ferpecto” is a great surrealistic comedy along the lines of “Being John Malkovich”, “One Night at McCools” or even the masterpiece “Brazil”.
The plot begins bizarre, and from there it gets ever bizarrer. Set in a department store (the perfect metaphor for the human condition!), this film brilliantly weaves the themes of glamorous/plastic life versus the mundane/real. Trapped between worlds and desperately trying to achieve the former is our hero Rafael, a man whose entire life exists within the ladies’ clothing department. Somehow he gets wrapped up in murder, blackmail and ectoplasmic visitations from lovable corpses. Yeah, I told you it gets bizarre.
But despite the zany plot, there’s a very poignant & sober message that runs just below the surface. It’s subtle, but it comes to fruition during the magnificent climax when we realize exactly what this whole wacky movie is about. If you’ve paid attention to symbolism, metaphor, allegory and all that intellectual jazz, you’ll get it, and you’ll see how everything fits into place. If not, fine, you’ll enjoy the picture anyway because it’s just plain funny. The beauty is that you can take it at your own pace. Great film. Damn near perfect. Er… ferpect.
This year is coming his new movie (this time thriller) The Oxford Murders . Haven’t seen it yet, but i wonder how good he is in different movie genre
Music from the movie:Francoise Hardy – (English) Message Personnel
April 26, 2008 - Posted by MG | Daily bites, Movies, Music | Accion mutante, Alex de la Iglesia, black comedy, consumerism, Crimen ferpecto (The Perfect crime, Francoise Hardy - (English) Message Personnel, Guillermo Toledo, Monica Cervera, pedro Almodovar, satira, The Oxford Murders
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