A charming and informative documentary about a German comedian active in the 60s and 70s, whose style has greatly influenced many contemporary comedians and impressionists. He died in a mental institution in 1997.
During most of the film, Jaeger is mainly being described by his closest friends and companions. Bits and pieces of his massive body of work are shown throughout, but it's only at the very end that you actually get to see the man perform. This artistic decision…
*** Part of Lise's "Hal’s Birthday – watch 2001 on Sat Jan 12 2013" project ***
Started watching around 22:00 CET. Consumed a moderate amount of a technically illegal but generally accepted recreational drug. Been several years since my last viewing, I was looking forward to it.
First thought during Dawn of Man sequence: "The history of Man is grand."
What if the monolith wasn't supposed to do anything, except being there? I mean, the mere existence of something…
Everything about this film is a lie. The characters are laughable, their motives absolutely incomprehensible. Joseph Gordon-Levitt's character is dumber than a block of wood. The "twist" is a joke. The dialogue is atrocious. Everything that's supposed to be meaningful or empathetic feels manipulative and moronic. It fucking runs for nearly three hours!
It's a film's equivalent to this.