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Title WR-- mysteries of the organism [videorecording] / Cinema 5 ; Neoplanta Film ; a film by Dušan Makavejev ; created and conceived by Dušan Makavejev.

Imprint [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2007]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    WR    Available
Edition Director-approved special ed.
Description 1 videodisc (85 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([16] p. : ill. ; 19 cm)
Series The Criterion collection ; 389
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 389.
Note Conceived and created by Dušan Makavejev.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1971.
Special features: New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Dušan Makavejev; audio commentary assembled from Raymond Durgnat's 1999 book on the film; "Hole in the soul," Makavejev's 1994 tragicomic autobiographical short film, originally made for the BBC; new and archival video interviews with Makavejev; an essay by critic Jonathan Rosenbaum.
Credits Photographers, Pega Popović, Aleksandar Petković ; art director, Dragoljub Ivkov ; editor, Ivanka Vukasović ; hymn writer and singer, Bulat Okudzava.
Cast Milena Dravić, Jagoda Kaloper, Ivica Vidović, Zoran Radmilović, Tuli Kupferberg, Jackie Curtis, Miodrag Andrić.
Summary This "surrenal documentary-fiction film begins as an investigation into the life and work of controversial psychologist and philosopher Wilhelm Reich and then explodes into a free-form narrative of a beautiful young Slavic girl's sexual liberation. Banned upon its release in the director's homeland, this art-house smash WR is both whimsical and bold in its blending of politics and sexuality"--Container.
System Details DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital mono.
Language English and Serbo-Croatian dialogue ; optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
Subject Reich, Wilhelm, 1897-1957 -- Drama.
Sexual freedom -- Yugoslavia -- Drama.
Sex customs -- Yugoslavia -- Drama.
Women -- Sexual behavior -- Yugoslavia -- Drama.
Genre/Form Experimental films.
Documentary-style films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Motion pictures, Yugoslavian.
Added Author Makavejev, Dušan. Director. Screenwriter. Producer.
Reich, Wilhelm, 1897-1957.
Dravić, Milena. Actor.
Kaloper, Jagoda, 1947- Actor.
Vidović, Ivica, 1939-2011. Actor.
Radmilović, Zoran, 1933-1985. Actor.
Kupferberg, Tuli. Actor.
Curtis, Jackie, 1947-1985. Actor.
Andrić, Miodrag, 1943-1989. Actor.
Okudzhava, Bulat, 1924-1997. Composer.
Durgnat, Raymond.
Rosenbaum, Jonathan.
Neoplanta Film (Firm)
Cinema 5.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Note Container title: Dušan Makavejev's WR-- mysteries of the organism
Added Title Mysteries of the organism
W.R. : mysteries of the organism
ISBN 1934121584
Standard No. 715515024228
Music No. CC1697D Criterion Collection

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