Savages (1972)
Genre: Comedy | Surreal
Country: USA | Director: James Ivory
Language: English | Subtitles: English (Optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1 | Length: 106mn
Dvdrip H264 Mkv – 866×488 – 23.976fps – 1.40gb

A tribe of primitive “mudpeople” encounter a croquet ball, rolling through their forest. Following it, they find themselves on a vast, deserted Long Island estate. Entering, they begin to become civilized and assume the stereotypical roles and dress of people at a weekend party. There follows an allegory of upper-class behavior. At last, they begin to devolve toward their original status, and after a battle at croquet, they disappear into the woods.

SAVAGES is about as surreal and strange as movies come, but not at all lacking in depth, substance, or humor (chiefly in a subtly saturnine, cynical vein). Certainly not suited to all tastes, but strongly recommended to those with a slant toward wry absurdist cinema.

The picture was inspired and influenced by Luis Buñuel’s surrealist film L’Ange exterminateur (1962) [“The Exterminating Angel”], made and released about a decade after that picture, and of which the story of this film is considered to be that movie in reverse.


Savages (1972)