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Cowards Bend the Knee

(DVD - 2005 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Cowards Bend the Knee
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Guy Maddin, hockey player for the Winnipeg Maroons, takes his pregnant girlfriend to a beauty salon that moonlights as an abortion clinic and leaves her (mid-procedure) for the salon owner's daughter. He then discovers that his new girlfriend can't be with a man until she avenges her father's murder.
Title: Cowards bend the knee
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Publisher: New York : Zeitgeist Films, 2005, c2003.
Edition: Standard format.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Adapted from a ten-part peephole installation released in 2003.
Special features: audio commentary by Guy Maddin ; Love-Chaunt workbooks ; behind-the-scenes for The brand upon the brain ; photo archive ; artistic statement ; character sketches ; missing script excerpt ; essay "A note on hands".
Summary: Guy Maddin, hockey player for the Winnipeg Maroons, takes his pregnant girlfriend to a beauty salon that moonlights as an abortion clinic and leaves her (mid-procedure) for the salon owner's daughter. He then discovers that his new girlfriend can't be with a man until she avenges her father's murder.
Audience: Not rated
Local Note: 15 53 118
Alternate Title: Also known as: Blue hands
Statement of Responsibility: Zeitgeist Films and the Power Plant present ; written and directed by Guy Maddin ; produced by Philip Monk
Credits: Photographer, Guy Maddin ; editor, John Gurdebeke.
Performers: Darcy Fehr, Melissa Dionisio, Tara Birtwhistle, Henry Mogatas.
System Details: DVD; region 1.
Other Language: Silent with English intertitles.
Subject Headings: Man-woman relationships Drama. Murder Drama. Abortion services Drama. Beauty operators Drama. Hockey players Drama.
Genre/Form: DVD-Video discs-2005.
Feature films-2005.
Topical Term: Man-woman relationships
Murder
Abortion services
Beauty operators
Hockey players
Publisher No: Z1068
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Aug 03, 2014
  • 7duffy rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Strange, Art House type of film and definitely, not for everyone. Told in 10 segments, spliced together to form a feature, the film covers a hockey player's moral decisions in 1930's Canada. The segments were filmed in a fuzzy, flickering style to simulate the viewer looking thru an old peep show machine in a nichelodeon. This shoorting style, along with the surreal plot & characters, make the movie hard to sit thru in it's entirety, even though it's very original and inventive in it's presentation.

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