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A.k.a.
Brand Upon the Brain!
Year
2006
Runtime
95 min.
Director
Guy Maddin
Genres
Drama, Romance, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Rating *
7.4
Votes *
3,085
Checks
849
Favs
125
Dislikes
15
Favs/checks
14.7% (1:7)
Favs/dislikes
8:1
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  1. the3rdman's avatar

    the3rdman

    Guy Maddin really outdid himself here. His films seem to occupy an alternative landscape of the subconscious, filled with submerged fears and desires. I think that is why, even though they seem highly stylized and personal, Maddin's films have a strong emotional core that easily draws you in. Memories of childhood are never as bucolic and innocent as they are portrayed in the popular culture, especially in North America. Maddin depicts them as a veritable nightmare of hormonal angst, oedipal concerns and terror of the unknown complexities of the adult world. On top of all that, Brand Upon the Brain! is also extremely funny. Who else makes movies like this? Thanks Guy. 4 years 1 month ago
  2. Gilles Debil's avatar

    Gilles Debil

    Another Guy Maddin masterpiece. Maybe the weirdest film he has made, but it flows like the river in Deliverance: faster and faster and you get sucked in. 4 years 2 months ago
  3. akuma587's avatar

    akuma587

    Wow, this movie blew my mind. To any fan of silent films or experimental films, you have to see this. 8 years 6 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #315 in 366 Weird Movies (Certified Weird)
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