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Freak Orlando (1981)

In the form of a "small theater of the world", a history of the world from its beginnings to our day, including the errors, the incompetence, the thirst for power, the fear, the madness, ... See full summary »

Director:

Ulrike Ottinger

Writer:

Ulrike Ottinger (scenario)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Magdalena Montezuma ... Orlando, als Pilger, Orlando Zyldopa, Orlando Orlanda, Orlando Capricho...
Delphine Seyrig ... Helena Müller, als Lebensbaumgöttin, Kaufhausonsängerin, Mutter der Wundergeburt....
Albert Heins Albert Heins ... Herbert Zeus
Claudio Pantoja Claudio Pantoja ... Zwei Tänzer
Hiro Uchiyama Hiro Uchiyama ... Zwei Tänzer (as Hiro Uschiyama)
Galli Galli ... Chronistin
Eddie Constantine ... Säulenheiliger
Else Nabu Else Nabu ... Heilige Wilgeforte
Maria Bucholt Maria Bucholt ... Kleine Menschen
Paul Glauer Paul Glauer ... Kleine Menschen
Alfred Raupach Alfred Raupach ... Kleine Menschen
Luzig Raupach Luzig Raupach ... Kleine Menschen
Monika Maria Ullemeyer Monika Maria Ullemeyer ... Kleine Menschen (as Monika Ullemayer)
Dirk Zalm Dirk Zalm ... Kleine Menschen
Luc Alexander Luc Alexander ... Zwolf Lederboys
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In the form of a "small theater of the world", a history of the world from its beginnings to our day, including the errors, the incompetence, the thirst for power, the fear, the madness, the cruelty and the commonplace, in a story of five episodes. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

6 November 1981 (West Germany) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Surreal German madness.
20 January 2015 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

"Freak Orlando" by German documentary maker Ulrike Ottinger is easily one of the most surreal movies I have ever seen.I can compare this relentless orgy of surrealism to the cinema of Alejandro Jodorovsky and John Waters.The film obviously lacks cohesive story-line.It's a series of bizarre vignettes which take place in eccentric worlds filled with freaks and Siamese twins.There is plenty of eccentric humor in "Freak Orlando" and lots of weird theatrics.The central character of Orlando is played by Magdalena Montezuma,but there is also Delphine Seyring in the cast whom I remember from wonderfully stylish lesbian vampire flick "Daughters of Darkness"(1971).Overall,"Freak Orlando" is a must-see for the lovers of bizarro cinema.5 Siamese twins out of 10.Not for the easily bored like I am.


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