Carcasses

Carcasses

DVD - 2010 | French
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Jean-Paul Colmor is 74 years old. After an accident early in his life he took to collecting cars, wrecks, and junk for the last 40 years. Living among tons and tons of debris, he quietly works each day on his unimaginable property, furnishing and dealing car parts to mechanics and other iron aficionados. One day four intruders visit Colmor in search of a corner of twisted paradise and discover the old man to be a lot more than they expected.
Publisher: [United States] : Vanguard, 2010
Branch Call Number: CAR
Characteristics: 1 DVD (78 min.)

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Deathsmith
Jul 03, 2011

I'm going to have to vehemently disagree with the other two comments posted on this wonderful film. Make no mistake - Carcasses is experimental cinema, and even by documentary standards, it is far removed from anything typical moviegoers are used to. However, this truly bizarre oddity of a film is also unerringly brilliant, another notch in the belt of one of the great recent filmmakers to emerge from Quebec, Denis Cote.


Though branded as a documentery, this is worlds apart from the works of popular documentarians such as Michael Moore (Fahrenheit 9/11) and Morgan Spurlock (Supersize Me). Thus, I would suggest suspending any preconceptions or expectations when watching Carcasses. I would recommend this excellent piece of modern Canadiana to anyone who enjoys challenging and forward-thinking cinema; contrary to the other two commenters, I (a Canadian taxpayer) am overjoyed that the Canadian Council for the Arts is progressive (and brave) enough to fund commercially unviable and difficult films like this.

PS: Anyone that thinks this movie is "amateurish" or a "waste of time" should definitely check out the film commentary on the DVD. It helps gain insight into what makes this such an intelligent and original movie.

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CalicoJack
Dec 05, 2010

It's a grievous insult to Canadian taxpayers that their money was wasted to produce this trivial, amateurish, nihilistic atrocity via the Canada Council for the Arts. Sadly, it's an added insult to Oakville taxpayers that their municipal tax dollars were misdirected to acquire it for Oakville Public Library's collection.

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Michael
Dec 05, 2010

I want to warn the other 5 people who have this on hold that this movie is so stupid - that it will have you wanting to pull your hair out for having watched it to the end!
BE FORWARNED: IT'S THAT DUMB & IDIOTIC!!!
And to think our federal tax dollars $$$ were wasted on this crap!
I doubt very much that it even had a commercial release - and if it did, it would be telling, indeed, to know what the general public actually paid to see it (as a 'gross profit' line).
I bet it was near - zip!
Instead we have it snuck into our public library systems and foisted on an unsuspecting public.
Well... I'm here to warn you - don't bother wasting your time viewing it - it really sucks big!!!

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