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Russian title ZELYONYY SLONIK [Green Elephant]
starring: Sergey Pakhomov · Vladimir Epifantsev · Aleksandr Maslaev ·
incredibly ugly, meanspirited Russian film is infamous Internationally
for being exactly that... a vicious, disgusting, reprehensible excursion
into the darkness region of human brutality. Essentially, it's the story
of two Russian prisoners who are abused mentally, physically and sexually.
One of them is already a bit unhinged and his mad ramblings are driving
the other insane. The dimwitted man is berated constantly until he finally
snaps. As the 'sane' one sleeps, he decides to shit on a plate,
rub it all over his body and then force feed the rest of the poop-dish
to the sleeper. The two are eventually taken to different quarters where
the retarded one is forced to perform oral sex to a guard. At this point,
the other prisoner finally breaks and kills the guard, rapes him and rips
out his throat. The two decide to plays games with the body parts.
Here is a deeply offensive film. The
whole thing has the horrible impact of a real atrocity. While some staunch
critics have praised it as "an example of the highest human qualities:
courage, honor, selflessness and male friendship" [Elapso] and others
insist it is "a hopeless allegory on the state of the Russian army"
[Lachian], the film can only be recommended for viewers with acquired
tastes. Interestingly, director Svetlana Baskova is a female director
who insists there is a feminist message hidden in the bowels of the deprivation.
Regardless, it is one of numerous recent EXTREME
films from the International marketplace [e.g., MELANCHOLY
OF ANGELS, A
SERBIAN FILM, SUBCONSCIOUS
CRUELTY, et al].
Russian film with English subtitles; fullscreen uncut (88 min.);
for ALL REGIONS, playable on any American DVD machine.
Extras include selected trailers.
Sexual Situations/Male Nudity/
Graphic Violence/Extreme Sexual Brutality
for Adult Audiences only