Director: György Pálfi
Year Released: 2002
Pálfi's camera roams along the countryside in his native Hungary in this humdrum examination of the food chain, man's place in nature and what happens when the men get on the bad side of their women (they end up drowned and/or fed scraps). There are clever juxtapositions and some startling extreme close-ups but it's basically a stream-of-conscious jumble that doesn't add up - it shows a filmmaker with an offbeat vision and a taste for the trangressive, but it's also a lot of film school tactics without a crushing denouement. I'm all for playing 'Guess the Point of My Movie!' but the jackpot better be high.