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)
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.
Love this movie.
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.
Just amazing… I keep analyzing and re-analyzing this great movie… it includes so many hidden scenes that you wont realise so easily.
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 the poor horndog Morosgoványi. Fair warning the whole second act revolves around vomit. Like super casual team mates vomiting together while they still carry on a conversation. Yep I’m gonna say a it will probably make you laugh more than feel horror other than for their poor binge eating stomaches. 4/5 stars and thank you again effedupmovies ❤️
Weird.. they were talking about this film on an episode of pawn stars the other day
gore hasn’t genuinely scared me in a while but this pulled it off. absolute mad man. thanks EUM
Marc Bischoff (Lajoska) is a friend of my Dad’s. Great movie, first time watching it was an interesting experience! Marc is a very sweet and funny guy in real life.
Didn’t care to much for this one the ending was alright.
One of my all time favourites! Great example of a truly fucked up and absolutely weird movie that is also clever, funny and well made. Watch it NOW!!!
Very unusual movie. First part, boring. Second part, gross. Third part, amazing. All in all, it was certainly an experience.