Ciało / Cadavrul

Mereu mi-au placut comediile. Dar, dupa ce am vazut “Snatch” / “Unde dai si unde crapa” al lui Guy Ritchie, am descoperit un nou stil de comedie: cea in care o gramada de personaje au un punct sau o persoana in comun, ceea ce duce la o nebunie in care majoritatea o incaseaza, iar cei nevinovati sau pur si simplu norocosi scapa fara sa pateasca mai nimic si eventual castiga tot.

In cazul de fata, aceasta productie poloneza descrie drumul parcurs de un barbat care, dupa ce se sinucide accidental cu solutie de imbalsamat, ajunge intr-un tren, de unde este luat de un hot, ajunge intr-un sicriu in locul unei calugarite, apoi intr-un carucior de inghetata si in final este inmormantat in locul altuia, pentru ca doi frati gemeni siamezi, unul gangster si celalalt om cinstit, sa scape de politie.

Multe lucruri se intampla in timpul aventurii decedatului. De la glume neintentionate pana la greseli cu consecinte hilare, de la dialoguri legate de vietile unor personaje de desene animate pentru copii mici pana la teorii conforma carora unul dintre gemeni nu poate fi trimis la inchisoare deoarece fratele siamez este nevinovat si nimeni nu ar arunca in spatele gratiilor un om ce n-a incalcat legea, acest film are toate ingredientele pentru a construi o comedie de succes.

Ceea ce face acest film atat de bun este tocmai faptul ca este total imprevizibil. Spre deosebire de multe filme americane, acesta nu este construit folosind clisee de scene, de replici, de reactii si imagini. Aici niciodata nu stii ce idee nebuna ii mai poate veni vreunui personaj, astfel incat totul se petrece intr-o inlantuire neasteptata, facand filmul infinit mai savuros.

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I’ve always loved comedies. But after watching Guy Ritchie’s “Snatch”, I discovered a new type of comedy: the one in which a whole load of characters have one common thing or person and that leads to a madness in which most of them get into trouble, while those innocent or just plain lucky make it through it all unharmed and maybe even win everything.

In this Polish film, we are taken along the journey of a man, who after accidentally killing himself with embalming solution, he gets into a train from where he is taken by a thief, replaces a nun in a coffin, is carried in an ice-cream cart and ends up being buried under another man’s name so that two siamese twin could get away from the police.

Many things happen during the deceased’s journey through Poland. Unintentional jokes, mistakes with hilarious consequences, dialogues about characters of animated films for children and theories according to which one of the brothers could never be sent to prison because no one would put an innocent man in prison only because he is physically stuck to the brother who is guilty. All these are the perfect ingredients to turn this film into a successful comedy.

What makes this film so good is that it is completely unpredictable. Unlike many American films that run their stories based on cliches, this comedy gives no hint in regard to what might happen next. Everything is chained in a most unexpected way, making it all the more enjoyable to watch.

Ciało / Cadavrul (2003)

  • Directed by / Regia: Tomasz Konecki, Andrzej Saramonowicz
  • Written by / Scenariul: Andrzej Saramonowicz
  • Cast / Distributia: Rafal Królikowski, Tomasz Karolak, Zbigniew Zamachowski
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