★★★★★= Very Good (and Beyond)
★= Very Bad (and Below)
"It's like seeing snakes when you don't like snakes... only worse." Poetry.
Interesting little propaganda film about the German use of V-1 flying bombs during the London bombings. I'd have expected this to be a bit more optimistic, but this short is actually pretty depressing. I kind of wish the film was more about the bomb itself, but this is a pretty typical Jennings,
This is like watching a decent documentary with your racist uncle commenting endlessly over it all. The majority of reviews on here for Mondo Cane seem to go one of two ways. Either it's terrible because it's racist and cruel and should be thrown in a dumpster or it's terrible because it's uninteresting and dull. I actually thought the film itself was pretty good. Even the scenes other folks describe as "dull" I found pretty engaging. For example the hangover…
The score is amazing and the film is gorgeous to look at so already I'm sold. It's far less a narrative film than it is a poetic look at war and the victims not fighting. The war itself is replaced with nature (mist, rivers, birds), folk songs, and documentary footage. The aftermath of these moments are poetic vignettes dealing with various aspects of war. Just a great piece of experimental/poetic cinema.