Special Treatment

Film, Comedy

Time Out says

Special Treatment is what the inmates of an alcoholic ward receive from their doctor/director - a dour regimen of psychodrama, physical jerks and Nietzschean will-to-power, dished out with the usual righteous sadism. A 'therapeutic' trip to a beer factory confronts authoritarianism with the more human desire for a little happy excess: the old joke of a piss-up in a brewery is crossed with some high-key political power-plays. If Paskaljevic's relentless focus on the nature of Fascism is a shade extended, it's tempered by some great moments of outrageous hilarity, playful echoes of Pirandellian illusion, an electric enactment of sexual politics from the wonderful Milena Dravic (the sex-warrior in W.R.- Mysteries of the Organism), and a conclusion of joyous anarchy. If Fassbinder's persistent cruelty gets you down, then see a film just as tough on the vanity of totalitarianism, but which genuinely likes people. CPea.


Release details

93 mins

Cast and crew

Goran Paskaljevic
Dusan Kovacevic, Filip David, Goran Paskaljevic
Ljuba Tadic
Dusica Zegarac
Milena Dravic
Danilo Stojkovic
Petar Kralj
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