Well, it's no Female Chauvinists ( if you get this reference then you're a pretty dedicated / hardcore pervert & you should be ashamed, ashamed I tells you, I only get this reference because I am well read/cinema scholar, TRUTH). The Females (or more appropriately Femmine Carnivore) is pretty interesting (especially the camera work) but not very smart. Music is groovy but thrills are minimal, Overall, it's either very sexist or VERY feminist depending on your mood/viewpoint/sobriety (or maybe kinda pointless), but it's all a fucking dream anyhoo, anyway, whatever. But hey if you're writing a paper on Gaslighting, cannibalism, euro gender politics and the counter culture of the late 60s, and you're an asshole (heh) then I've got a movie for you.
Deftige feministische Krautploitation trifft auf die Surrealität der Tschechischen Neuen Welle. Der Film krankt für meinen Geschmack etwas an seiner Hauptdarstellerin, die kaum in der Lage ist ihrer Rolle mehr als schauspielerische Monotonie zu verleihen - der Rest ist jedoch mehr als gelungen!
Die Weibchen (The Females) by Zbyněk Brynych (80' version)
“Generally I am not the type to take a cure.”
Czech filmmaker Zbyněk Brynych has always been something of an enigma to critics and producers. Even though his body of work includes films about concentration camps his interest shifted as he started to make films for German investors too expanding his themes to the feminist movement of the 1960s as well as the numerous films about sex education circling around in Germany by the time he worked here.
Brynych's efforts did, however, not find their audience. According to the German label Bildstoerung, which had been working for a release of The Females since 2012, by the time he was finished with…
not quite as insane as i hoped but the final 25 minutes are kind of gr8
"What do you want me to believe that i'm hallucinating! I'm crazy!" - Eve (Uschi Glas)
Vibrantly colourful'n'funky, bizarro nonsense. Imagine a Euro Russ Meyer film crossed with the batshit insanity of The Prisoner, only with a transparent feminist agenda tacked on. This kinda film was likely in vogue back in the early 70's. I'm sure you'll see its cheesy bra burning scene show up in an history lesson sooner or later.
Its thin plot follows Eve, played by the amazingly doll looking Uschi Glas. Shes a stressed-out secretary seeking relaxation in a strange remote female only health clinic. Only the longer she stays the less relaxed she becomes, and her fragile…
This German feminism themed horror outing from director Zbynek Brynych(TRANSPORT FROM PARADISE,ANGELS WHO BURN THEIR WINGS) plays more like an Italian horror film in its depiction of its sexual and horror themes as it depicts how young Eve(Uschi Glas[THE SINISTER MONK,THE COLLEGE GIRL MURDERS]) travels to an all-female resort where she stumbles upon a dead man with a knife in his back as she slowly learns hat the resort happens to be the home of an all-female cult that undertakes the ways of the Praying Mantis and murder any man that stumbles upon her cult,as well as joyfully dismember them for future pickle jars storage. Brynyck allows his film to move at a slow burning pace,as the viewer slowly learns…
dT: "Die Weibchen"
Herausforderndes Stück Zelluloid, über das ich mir nach dem ersten Ansehen noch kein Urteil erlauben möchte.
Tendenziell ein äußerst eigenständiger Film, der mir gemäß meines ersten Eindrucks nicht allzu sehr zusagt!
An energetic satire of sexual revolution feminism, DIE WEIBCHEN shows off all of the hallmarks of quality and style of the Czech New Wave from whence director Zbynek Brynych came. What it doesn't have, unfortunately, is any dramatic development of its core idea.
The stunning beauty Uschi Glas stars as Eve, a young woman who arrives at a glamorous health spa for a six week respite, but she quickly comes to realize that the conspicuous shortage of men at the facility and in the surrounding village is the work of a radical women's cult modeled on the praying mantis and the writings of Valerie Solanas.
DIE WEIBCHEN is, for its short running time, a mostly blissful slice of go-go era…
"Die Weibchen" (aka "Femminie Carnivores" and "The Females") is a strange and trippy effort that seems to take its main cues from militant feminist Valerie Solanas "SCUM (Society for Cutting-Up Men) Manifesto". The film abandons narrative coherence in favour of wild imagery with the key semi-discernible element of the story revolving around the beautiful, young Eve (Uschi Glas) who checks in to a remote health clinic that is populated entirely by women. Eve is subjected to some form of LSD therapy and is soon coming to the opinion that the sexy feminists inhabiting the clinic are cannibalistic man-killers. It is difficult to work out whether scriptwriter Manfred Purzer was seeking to deliver a thoughtful satire of women's lib, whether he…
Überstilisierter und psychedelischer Feminismus-Horror bei dem die surrealen 70er aus allen Poren quellen.
Das DVD-Cover von "Die Weibchen" wirbt mit dem Hinweis "Der Kannibalenfilm mit Uschi Glas" und eigentlich muss man kaum mehr sagen, um dieses Werk ans Publikum zu bringen.
Außer vielleicht, dass "Gore Hounds" nicht auf ihre Kosten kommen werden, denn wer bei cinematographischen Kannibalen an Vertreter wie aus "Cannibal Holocaust" denkt, der wird hier "enttäuscht". Der vordergründige Gewaltpegel hält sich zurück, an seiner Stelle gibt es aber einen Exploitationfilm (aus Deutschland, wohlgemerkt) par excellence, der 1970 bereits so sehr Siebziger war, dass er das kommende popkulturelle Jahrzehnt gekonnt vorausahnte.
Die Story ist schnell erzählt: Uschi Glas braucht eine Kur und findet sich in einem Bad mit auffallendem Frauenüberschuß wieder. Kein Wunder, denn fast ausnahmslos alle (durchreisenden) Männer werden in der…
Very weird movie with a fantastic Uschi Glas in the lead. You can see Glas´ character going through the motions until it seems she can´t take it no more. But that´s when things started to get really interesting. I thought i´d knew what was going on and how it will play out in the end. But i hadn´t got a clue....
One of the first European exclusive oddities I’ve come across so far during my masters studies in Germany. The cover was a bold choice of neon pinks and yellows featuring a skull bearing lips that would put Trixie Mattel to shame. It was hard to find much information about it online since it doesn’t appear to have really left the country but it looked bonkers enough to be my taste - erotic psychedelic euro horror. Glamorous, dreamy, groovy, stylish, and filthy; it’s actually a tad surprising it was not localized elsewhere. It doesn’t have much of a strong narrative and saying the feminism is heavy handed would be a titanic understatement. Perhaps the radical feminist narrative was taken either too…
A not entirely unfaithful adaptation of The SCUM Manifesto.
Rocky LaForge 18,919 films
As it reads on the tin.