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WR: Mysteries of the Organism

W.R. - Misterije Organizma
1971 / 84m - Yugoslavia
Comedy, Fantasy
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Wilhelm Reich is the central character of this film, but don't expect to learn too much about this man. An assistant of Freud, he had a couple of wild ideas of his own. This film tries its best to explore some of them, then adds a bunch of weirdness of its own. The result is a senseless mess.

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Trying to explain what it's all about is probably pointless. We get some documentary footage detailing Reich's procedures, there's also some documentary stock footage, stuff about communism, and all of that is alternated with some weird sex comedy bits. I lost my way about halfway through, but I guess that's not entirely abnormal.

I didn't really care for Reich's ideas, the film is weird but never compelling, and the technical qualities are poor. At least the film is rather short, even so, I lost interest about halfway through. Maybe people with a soft spot for experimental 70s cinema will find more to like here, this just didn't do it for me.