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Flaming Ears

Flaming Ears (1992) Movie Poster
Austria  •    •  84m  •    •  Directed by: Ursula Puerrer, A. Hans Scheirl, Dietmar Schipek.  •  Starring: Susana Helmayr, Ursula Puerrer, A. Hans Scheirl, Margarete Neumann, Gabriele Szekatsch, Anthony Escott, Luise Kubelka, Dietmar Schipek, Heiderose Hildebrand, Sabine Perthold, Norbert Gmeindl, Bella Gmeindl, Billa Gmeindl.  •  Music by: Dietmar Schipek.
a pop sci-fi lesbian fantasy feature set in the year 2700 in the fictive burned-out city of Asche. It follows the tangled lives of three women — Volley, Nun and Spy. Spy is a comic book artist whose printing presses are burned down by Volley, a sexed-up pyromaniac. Seeking revenge, Spy goes to the lesbian club where Volley performs every night. Before she can enter, Spy gets into a fight and is left wounded, lying in the streets. She is found by Nun–an amoral alien in a red plastic suit with a predilection for reptiles, and who also happens to be Volley's lover. Nun takes her home and subsequently must hide her from Volley. It's a story of love and revenge, and an anti-romantic plea for love in its many forms.

Review:

Image from: Flaming Ears (1992)
Image from: Flaming Ears (1992)
Image from: Flaming Ears (1992)
Image from: Flaming Ears (1992)
Image from: Flaming Ears (1992)
is it fair to criticize a film for lacking a plot?

probably not. (1) dependence on plot, the idea that every experience is part of some greater story which has a clear moral content, is a misnomer...and probably the underlying disease which is americanization of art. everything cannot be succinctly categorized. there is not just one perspective. (2) i might have missed the plot anyhow. after all, i was combating a poor knowledge of german, austrian accents, inaccurate subtitles, a less than stellar video copy, and, of course, my own limited sensibilities. but i can say, that i do like a plot. and there did not seem to be one here. that said, i was completely impressed by this film. the low-budget aesthetic was wonderful. from the chunky city-scape models, to the hermes-like metallic scrunchies, to the exploding possums, the futuristic car in a sheet, the red vinyl body suit, the fold-up character, and the alligator stir-fry. all very intriguing. add in poetic monologues and cryptic conversations. i was very happy, because it was so pretty.


Review by p m-c from the Internet Movie Database.