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Actor: Cezary Pazura; Michael Lewandowski; Katarzyna Gniewkowsk
Director: Wiktor Grodecki
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
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The line between dreaming and reality are often blurry
Richard J. Brzostek | New England, USA | 03/29/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Not knowing what to expect is normal for Polish films, but it is taken to a new level with "Insatiability" (Nienasycenie). I can honestly say "Insatiability" is a strange movie. Simply, it is a story of a young man who lives in a world on the verge of war with invaders from China and his interactions with those who want to satisfy their lust. The film is based on a novel written by Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz in 1930.
What is strange in this film is that almost everyone is crazy, so no one really acts normal; so what is normal is being crazy. The line between dreaming and reality are often blurry so it does have a surreal feeling. It is like you step into a bizarre world where everything is on its head.
I did found it unusual how very often many of the characters spoke in philosophic or mumbo-jumbo dialogues. After a while, I felt the film took on the feeling of a play because of these dialogues and the bizarre nature of the events. To top it off, some of the same actors play multiple roles. For example, Cezary Pazura plays four roles, and exceptionally well at that.
I have to say "Insatiability" is not for everyone. Much of the film may be shocking for many American viewers. It is, after all, quite filled with atypical sex and more than some nudity, with most of that being naked men (there is only one bare bosom to the entire film). This being said, I would not really call this a gay film, although there are at least a couple of gay characters in it. Moreover, it does not stop there, as there are a few shocking gory parts also. "Instability" may most appeal to artsy people or those looking for something different.