Critic Consensus: Surreal and visually striking, Taxidermia is, at times, graphic and difficult to watch, but creatively touches on disturbing subjects with imagination and wit.
as Vendel Morosgoványi
as Kálmán Balatony
as Lajos Balatony
as Hadnagy/young lieutenant
as Hadnagy/Young Lieutenant
as Hadnagyné/lieutenant's wife
as Old Kálmán
as Dr. Andor Regöczy
as Jenõ Bá
as Béla Miszlényi
as Gizella Aczél
Critic Reviews for Taxidermia
Taxidermia is frequently funny, for those who can stomach it.
Taxidermia is a brilliant, often grotesquely bizarre allegory on life in Hungary from World War II to the present, a surrealist fantasy exploring the limits of the body and its desires and altogether a darkly funny comedy.
And now a word of advice from your friendly film critic: If you go to see the Hungarian black comedy Taxidermia, don't plan to eat afterward.
Produces nightmarish horror and formal beauty in a surreal, Central European blend.
Audience Reviews for Taxidermia
An interesting film that may be too repulsive but still we never look away. With a memorable direction and camera work, it tells a cynical (and often hilarious) story about three generations of deviant men who are a reflection of Hungary's History since WWII.
A surrealist take on three generations of bizarre and perverted Hungarians: a horny army soldier (whose penis spouts fire), a competitive eater, and a taxidermist. It's technically well done and ranks high on the "I've never seen THAT before" weird grossout scale, but it lacks a point and, just like its final exhibit, a heart.
Disgusting at times but also beautiful in the way it is presented. A great visual style, wonderful lighting and an imaginative series of events leads to a film unlike most others. One scene involves a pop-up book come to life. A whole film should be shot this way as that single moment was fantastic. Another great thing about this film is that you will see things you will never see anywhere else, such as a man shooting fire from his penis and a man having sex with a pig's carcass. This will be hard to stomach for some, and keeps it's comments on humanity buried beneth the surface. If you want to see some great vomiting sequences I suggest you watch Taxidermia. Foul, gross and weird, just like life. Well maybe a bit fouler, grosser and weirder than life.
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