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What does the energy harnessed through orgasm have to do with the state of Communist Yugoslavia circa 1971? Only counterculture filmmaker extraordinaire Duan Makavejev has the answers (or the questions). His surreal documentary-fiction collision WR: Mysteries of the Organism begins as an investigation of the life and work of controversial psychologist and philosopher Wilhelm Reich and then explodes into a free-form narrative of a beautiful young Slavic girls sexual liberation. Banned upon its release in the directors homeland, the art-house smash WR is both whimsical and bold in its blending of politics and sexuality.
I admit that I haven't bothered watching the whole film. Surrealist films aren't my thing. As for Yugoslavia, I always considered TV programs from that nation to be surprisingly... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Ashtar Command
I REALLY CAN'T SEE THE POINT OF THIS FILM, MAYBE BECAUSE I'M NOT YUGOSLAVIAN, WELL, IT'S STILL VISUALLY STUNNING, AND I SUGGEST IF YOU WANT A PORN MOVIE, AND YOU DON'T HAVE PLAYBOY... Read morePublished on December 12, 2012 by HAN XIAO
Very interesting movie but a little complex. Had to watch it twice to comprehend the message. Many graphic sexual scenes but its not pornography. Read morePublished on June 26, 2011 by Tommy Wu
WR is one of the strangest movies I have ever seen, but it also ranks among the best. Makavejev blends both documentary and fictional narratives to create a movie that examines how... Read morePublished on August 4, 2009 by J. T. Estes
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Philosophical film. Each scene, side by side, brings upon new sensations, new bold images, political messages, honest truths about our... Read more
WR: Mysteries of the Organism (Dusan Makavejev, 1971)
Dusan Makavejev has the greatest name in all filmdom. I get it stuck in my head on a regular basis. Read more
This is the best subversive political film I've ever seen. It is the only film that puts sexuality in the political equation, much like Reich himself. Read morePublished on September 11, 2007 by Ira S. Moss
wr: mysteries of the organism is above all else something of an experiment in narrative structure.. the movie begins curiously as a pseudo-documentary and ends as an absurd... Read morePublished on August 13, 2007 by Stalwart Kreinblaster