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ignatzkat's avatar

ignatzkat

A touching, dreamlike love story. Anyone who can get past a childish "ewwww, dicks!" reaction will get a lot out of this. (And of course, if your reaction is instead "yaaay, dicks!" then it's even better!)
8 years 3 months ago
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GodPepper

Interesting article: a political foucauldian perspective on this film (it's in spanish)

http://disparamag.com/blogs/gargantel-y-pantagrua/gargantel-y-pantagrua-2/365-tras-las-rejas-una-soledad-corriendose
3 years 2 months ago
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spartacus007

http://www.ubu.com/film/genet.html
8 years 5 months ago
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AdGuzman

https://www.icheckmovies.com/profiles/godpepper/ shared a fitting article about this groundbreaking short film, it is a Foucaldian view of the film and I'm quite sure Jean Genet will approve such words, the new link is here:

http://disparamag.com/archivo/tras-las-rejas-una-soledad-corriendose

Unfortunately is in Spanish but I'm trying my best to translate a few words of the article that I think shed an important light on the film:

quote:
...el carcelero no tiene más poder que el de la violencia. La luz que sus ojos arrojan sobre los presos corriéndose no es más que un panóptico que desearía poder ser algo más que un gran ojo vigilante. La polla de un preso tiene más poder que la pistola, que solo aparece como farsa, y el deseo se reparte horizontalmente, de celda a celda, mientras el guarda las recorre con la vista, sin poder de intervención. la vida siempre está más allá del mecanismo

que

el verdadero poder está en la arquitectura. se construye la cárcel y sobre su relieve se construye la vida. el uso del dildo es, en este caso, el uso de las paredes, de los cigarros, de las manos, de las rejas. el espacio dividido, los cuerpos repartidos en el espacio, el arquitecto pintando las soledades en un lienzo, el sexo nace entre las paredes como el bebé nace entre el idioma que habla su madre

que

nosotrxs también tenemos la mano entre las piernas

y

hay que averiguar qué arquitectura nos separa y cómo hacer agujeros en las paredes



quote:
...the prison guard has no more power than that of violence. The light his eyes cast on the prisoners come is no more than a panopticon and he wished it could be more than a vigilant eye. The cock of a prisoner has more power than his gun, which only appears as a farce, and the desire is distributed horizontally, from cell to cell, while the guard walks it with the view, without any power of intervention.

Life is always beyond the mechanism

that

The true power is in architecture. The prison is built and life is built on its skirts. The use of the dildo is, in this case, the use of the walls, the cigarettes, the hands, even the bars. Divided spaces, bodies scattered in those spaces, the architect is painting the solitudes on a canvas, sex is born between the walls, as the baby is born between the language spoken by his mother


We also have our hands between our legs

and

We have to figure out what type of architecture separates us and how to make holes in the walls.



Perhaps is not the best translation I could do, I'm used to read Foucault mainly in Spanish, so I couldn't quite grasp the terms used in the English translations of his works, which are present in the Spanish article presented by GodPepper.

Loved the film, I truly enjoyed it and think it was way ahead of time, the content of the story is revolutionary, its use of symbolisms is hypnotic and alluring, the utilitarian camera work and detailing of the story just makes richer the experience of this amusing canción de amor.
1 year 10 months ago
LarsC's avatar

LarsC

Ecellent movie. (But maybe not for people who have a problem with depictions of gay love.)
7 years 1 month ago
catherinefrances's avatar

catherinefrances

Such a controversial film for its time, but something not worth watching.
2 years 7 months ago
lesvan's avatar

lesvan

eww, dicks! (that's not to say that i did not like this)
8 years 1 month ago
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DynatiaCydonia

Awful, looks like a george michael video
8 years 7 months ago
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Torgo

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lt2d6bejwS1qckgy7.png (Kinda.)
6 years 10 months ago
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mabu mabu

HUGE DISLIKE
7 years 1 month ago
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Jumping Elephant

Basically it's just a bunch of dudes playing with their cocks for an inordinate period of time. Shocking, I suppose, but even more shocking considering the year of its release. Nevertheless, this is pretty much a waste of time.
8 years 6 months ago
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Sobchak

Thats really gay
7 years 1 month ago
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george4mon

gay!
7 years 2 months ago
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