O-Bi, O-Ba - The End of Civilization (1985)
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | PAL 16:9 | 01:25:36 | 5,43 Gb
Audio: Polish AC3 2.0 @ 224 Kbps | Subs: English Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Art-house
Set in an underground dungeon inhabited by bundled, ragged human beings, after the nuclear holocaust. The story follows the wanderings of a hero through the situations of survival. People wait for the Ark to arrive and rescue them while their habitat falls apart.
I saw this movie in Hungary a long time ago, and it immediately became one of my all-time favorites, sharing this distinguished title with Tarantino's & Spielberg's films. (I haven't been successful in locating a dubbed or captioned English version so far. English language support would greatly increase the chances of this masterpiece for being recognized across the world.)
The movie is totally grotesque, and often shocking, spiced up with the perfect amount of cynicism & delicate humor. It is the ultimate depressing negative utopia; much superior in every sense to most flicks spewed up by Hollywood in the same genre.
The world after the nuclear apolkalipsisa, from the position of a single country, not many survivors live in a bunker, is everyone going crazy in their own way. people were fed porridge from recycled pulp books and biscuits groundless hope, remains the top brass playing soldiers, intellectuals or giggling hysterically, or pathetically pushes speech, full of disappointment in people. Someone trades silverware, someone barks for food, some maniacs surround themselves with geese and puppies, in an attempt to literally follow the Biblical parable of the ark - and the hero goes and looks at the effects of famine, war, disease, and death.
Software has a tired look and extinct, but he is doing good in the local post-hells of the universe, good Samaritan distributing scarce sprats. He already gave up trying to explain that no one is around to help - people are so disgusted with the reality that they are willing to believe any nonsense that will be fine line separates them from their own fears and grim inevitability.