A big collection of films that might be considered as strange, mindfucking, surreal and weird. Sorted by year. Suggestions are…
Dolph Springer wakes up one morning to realize he has lost the love of his life, his dog, Paul. During his quest to get Paul (and his life) back, Dolph radically changes the lives of others -- risking his sanity all the while.
Despite feeling rather unmoved by Quentin Dupieux's Rubber, I decided to give Wrong a chance after stumbling upon it on Netflix last night. What a pleasant surprise it turned out to be!
Dolph (I laughed whenever anyone said his name, especially when the Pharmacist/Pet Detective referred to him as Adolf) is a quiet, mild-mannered, middle-aged guy who wakes up at 7:60am and starts his quirky adventure in the hunt for his missing dog, Paul.
While the film had very interesting point-of-view shots, great cinematography and a subtle and lovely score, the absurd and humorous story will surely remain the most memorable feature of Wrong.
It is very clear that Quentin Dupieux is an imaginative and creative person with a unique…
People working in an office with sprinklers continuously spraying water.
People dying. And then not dying. And then dying.
Accessing dog turd memory.
A random car painter.
All so very, very Wrong. Yet somehow right. Where Rubber didn't click, this piece of absurd surrealism did.
There is still hope for me and Dupieux.
Existential absurdism that is, most
importantly, utterly and incessantly hilarious.
One of the funniest films of the decade so far, IMO.
Anti-Humor Absurdist Sketch Show: The Movie: The Sequel: Sort Of
Dupieux drops the social commentary (Or does he? I really have no fucking clue.) and shows that it's not the shit that sticks that's fun, it's the act of throwing it against the wall. Though not especially funny or incoherent enough to elicit more complex brain functions, Wrong - when watched from a distance - combines a precise blend of acting, direction, editing, and a script just absurd enough to evoke that strangely comforting sense of temporary confusion; it's a free drug trip, and I only had to remind myself that I wasn't really losing my mind a few times throughout, and that the world would make sense again after the film. If Rubber rubbed you the wrong way with its moralistic pretensions, and if getting tricked into considering you might be having a mild stroke is your thing, Wrong might be right for you.
There's something odd (or wrong, if you will) with every scene in Wrong. In a good way. But if we put this aside for a moment, it's otherwise a pretty straight forward story about a day in a guy's life. This guy's name is Dolph, and Dolph's dog is lost, he's curious about the home delivery pizza service and he has an office job. And maybe that's all you need to know. Leaving all the crazy stuff for someone who hasn't seen the movie yet to get surprised about. Because there's just a lot to get surprised about, even though this may not be your first Dupieux movie.
This is my third Dupieux movie, all watched within a year. Something…
"Beaudiful...ver' moving..." - Master Chang
If Rubber was Quentin Dupieux subverting the B-movie genre, this is Quentin Dupieux subverting the David Lynch movie. Whether the beats from Lost Highway are intentional or not, there's an inescapable feeling hanging above Wrong that leaves you longing for a better film. Wrong is by no means a bad film, oh no; it's Dupieux being incredibly brave with a script chock full of inconsistencies and off-the-wall symbolism. There are scenes that ramble on and are out of place in the conventional narrative that the film sometimes reverts to, and although entertainingly strange, this wears a little thin as the film goes on.
Working on the thinnest of plots, Dupieux draws out some cracking moments…
More or less doomed to a much smaller audience than Rubber was from the outset - A basic plot synopsis of "Man loses his dog, goes about life with people who seem to be reading off a script of what people are supposed to say in various situations, rather than communicating" evidently has less crossover appeal than "Dude, that fucking tire blew his fucking HEAD off, Dude!"
Both are great in their own right, but Wrong is a completely different animal. Where Rubber is astoundingly easy to oversimplify, Wrong actively seems to repel obvious interpretations or explanations, at least in any way greater than the most grand ideas on the modern world's dehumanization through loss of connection (Dude, that fucking…
07:60 Uhr. Die ideale Aufwachzeit.
Was für ein lustiger Film. <3
predictably surreal trappings
This movie is absurd. And that's all you need to know.
i've literally no idea of what i've just witnessed
Hay algo que aun no le cacho a Quentin pero no me desagrada. Por mi que siga grabando llantas.
I love absurd movies, I wanted to love Rubber and I hated it, couldn't even finish it. Then I stumbled on some songs by Tahiti Boy and Mr. Oizo which appeared to be part of the fantastic sound track of Wrong. So I had to see it. Simple as that and I loved it. It's just so delightfully odd.
Quentin Depleux’s strength is stripping things down, and while Wrong isn’t as stripped down (or meta for that matter) as his 2010 film, Rubber, it still altered the way I look at cinema.
Many favorites, as well as a small handful of films that I don't care for... in no particular order (1960-2014).