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Dr. Plonk

Dir. Rolf de Heer. Australia 2007. 84 min.Deprived of the frantic mania and destructively anarchic passion that drove the best silent comedies, Rolf de Heer's attempt to revive the genre turns out into another capricious whimsy for a director whose erratic career has never followed a conventional path. Shot on expired black and white stock with a hand-cranked camera, and with inter-titles instead of dialogue, this tentative sci-fi parody imitates classic ...

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