Taxidermia (2006)

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Avg Rating: 3.9 / 5. Voted: 30

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Year: 2006
Directed by: Gyorgy Palfi
Starring: Csaba Czene (Morosgovanyi), Gergely Trócsányi (Balatony Kalman), Adél Stanczel (Aczel Gizi), Marc Bischoff (Balatony Lajoska), Piroska Molnár (Hadnagyne)
Country: Hungary, European Cinema
Language: Hungarian, (English subs)
Runtime: 01:30:31
Genres: Body Modification, Violence Against-Relationships with Animals, Surreal, Old-Young, Puking, Voyeur, Obesity-Overeating, Self-Harm, Military

Plot – Spoilers:
Taxidermia is broadly a three segment movie about 3 men across three generations.

The first segment set during the 2nd World War, centers on a pathetically lonely and oppressed soldier Morosgovanyi, who is effectively a slave to his Lieutenant master and family at a remote outpost. Morosgovanyi, when he’s not performing menial tasks in the bitter cold, spends his time indulging in sexual deviations including burning himself with a candle flame, humping the carcass of a pig, voyeuristic ogling at the Lieutenant’s daughters, and pedophilic fantasies.

The second segment moves to his son – unclear if it’s his or the Lieutenant’s son because of the bizarre pig tail it’s born with. Anyway, this guy makes a career out of being a pig and is a national champion at speed eating gargantuan quantities of food. He later ironically sires a pale and skinny boy who grows up to be a master taxidermist. The 3rd segment is about this father-son duo and has one of the most weird ideas ever imagined, as its climax.

Favorite Scenes – Spoilers:
1. Morosgovanyi masturbating to the Lieutenant’s daughters and getting his cock pecked by an idle cock is hilariously sad.

2. The self-taxidermy by Lajoska:
Having attached himself to some sort of a heart-lung contraption and with the use of all sorts of chemicals and preservatives, watching him neatly carve out his internals and organs is almost aesthetically pleasing. The lack of gore against the clean and precise incisions makes it a riveting watch.

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Thomas Cabral
Thomas Cabral
February 8, 2020 11:16 pm

Love this movie.

Alice
Alice
Reply to  Thomas Cabral
February 20, 2021 12:54 pm

The scenes are beautiful, even the gore is subtle and not trying hard like excessively just to shock. The second part of the movie is a bit lengthy and boring imo, the first and the third parts are too short when they’re actually the most interesting. I gave this a 4/5 rating.

Dick Weedleson
Dick Weedleson
October 13, 2020 3:27 am

I had to quit watching.. I guess it’s because of my deep prejudice against fat people. I cant fucking stand them. Especially when there constantly shoveling food into there fat fucking faces.. and there is plenty of it in this movie!

If you love fat fucks. This ones for you.

LavenderHorror
LavenderHorror
Reply to  Dick Weedleson
November 1, 2020 3:58 am

..is chubby ok? I mean what do you consider “fat” ?

Successful engineer
Successful engineer
Reply to  LavenderHorror
March 28, 2021 2:01 am

Chubby is just the word fat sugar coated for snowflakes like you

Sarah
Sarah
Reply to  Successful engineer
October 19, 2021 5:12 pm

Words like chubby and curvy have been co-opted

Peepee
Peepee
Reply to  Dick Weedleson
February 2, 2021 2:54 pm

LMAOOOOO

Antinatalpist
Antinatalpist
Reply to  Dick Weedleson
August 13, 2021 9:24 pm

So.. in other words.. you had to quit watching because of your weaknesses.. WEAK

Vlad
Vlad
November 2, 2020 5:13 am

Absolute masterpiece

Jimothy
Jimothy
Reply to  Vlad
August 1, 2021 6:41 am

My current favorite movie.

“Throat expansion! Where are we compared to them!?”

XPOSED Truth
XPOSED Truth
December 7, 2020 9:04 pm

Just amazing… I keep analyzing and re-analyzing this great movie… it includes so many hidden scenes that you wont realise so easily.
11/10.

XPOSED Truth
XPOSED Truth
December 7, 2020 9:05 pm

Great. 🙂

Cole
Cole
April 18, 2021 8:57 am

As a taxidermist I really enjoyed this movie, the scenes where Lajoska is shown skinning both the animals and himself are almost exactly as they really are and the attention to detail is what sells it. I love the parallels between himself and Michelangelo’s David sculpture. It’s a little cliché but does lead the viewer to liken his body to a work of art whether they are repulsed or intrigued. The movie was long and didn’t make much sense at first but is worth the watch. The beginning is honestly a bit silly but you can’t help but root for… Read more »

Antinatalpist
Antinatalpist
August 13, 2021 9:20 pm

Weird.. they were talking about this film on an episode of pawn stars the other day

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