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W.R. – Mysteries of the Organism

  • Film

Time Out says

Although it seemed like some kind of breakthrough at the time, Makavejev's film isn't improving with age. Its comedy rests flimsily on cross-cutting between two distinct sets of material: the American footage starts with the life and ideas of Wilhelm Reich, and goes on to explore some of the more bizarre fringes of 'permissive' America; the Yugoslav footage comprises a risible hymn to Stalin from the archives, plus a satirical account of an affair between a liberated Yugoslav woman and a repressed Russian skating star. The Reichian notion that everybody needs better orgasms has a certain credibility; but neither

Tuli Kupferberg

prowling New York as a 'hippie guerilla', nor the juxtaposition of Stalin with

Jim Buckley

's erect cock, says anything interesting about sex, power politics, or the relation between them.

Written by TR

Release Details

  • Duration:86 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Dusan Makavejev
  • Screenwriter:Dusan Makavejev
  • Cast:
    • Milena Dravic
    • Jagoda Kaloper
    • Zoran Radmilovic
    • Tuli Kupferberg
    • Jackie Curtis
    • Betty Dodson
    • Jim Buckley
    • Nancy Godfrey
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