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Cremaster 5 (1997)

A five-act opera, sung in Hungarian, set in the late nineteenth century Budapest.

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Matthew Barney

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Matthew Barney
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Cast overview:
Ursula Andress ... Queen of Chain
Matthew Barney ... Diva / Giant / Magician
Joanne Rha Joanne Rha ... Queen's Usher / Fudor Sprite
Susan Rha Susan Rha ... Queen's Usher / Fudor Sprite
Amy Chiang ... Fudor Sprite
Mei-Chiao Chiu Mei-Chiao Chiu ... Fudor Sprite
Michelle Ingkavet ... Fudor Sprite
Yoko Hyun ... Fudor Sprite (as Yoko Kuroiwa)
Kim Nghiem Kim Nghiem ... Fudor Sprite
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A five-act opera, sung in Hungarian, set in the late nineteenth century Budapest.

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Musical | Drama

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Official Sites:

The Cremaster Cycle

Country:

USA

Language:

Hungarian

Release Date:

24 October 1997 (USA) See more »

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1.85 : 1
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3 September 2004 | by Miksa76See all my reviews

I actually liked this one of the Cremaster-cycle best. The Greenawayish, lush baroque settings were fascinating. I liked the weird idea about the guy climbing around the stage during musical performance for the queen.

Of course, I can't explain WHY those images were so appealing: Barney seems to be searching a sort of subliminal, unconscious expressions of sexuality and sensuality, as they appear in pure, non-verbal forms, clothing, gestures, architecture, art... at least his synopsis for the Cremaster-cycle hints to this.

It also seems that during the making of Cremaster 5 Barney has had more money: it's done on film, it has Ursula Andress in the main role, and the camera work, design and details are more lavish than in the former ones. It's great someone's doing films like this.


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