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.
Another noteworthy title that has rarely turned up anywhere since its initial release. Thanks.