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Brand Upon the Brain! (2006) Movie Information

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Guy Maddin


Gretchen Krich
Sullivan Brown
Maya Lawson
Katherine E. Scharhon
Erik Steffen Maahs
Todd Moore





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Very Strange!

The only movie I’ve seen from Guy Maddin so far was “The Saddest Music in the World” back in 2003 and I thought that was really weird. “Brain Upon the Brain!” is on an entirely different level. Even though this film may seem to be about everything–from homosexuality/bisexuality, child abuse, incest, voodoo, quest for identity, to the dangers (and madness) of science–when one takes the time to step back and tries to figure out the commonality among such disparate subjects, one will conclude that it’s basically about childhood memories. But what Maddin does different is straying as far away from Hollywood and totally embracing surrealism mixed with the strangest images of the imagination. Even though I didn’t understand everything in the story, I was with it pretty much the whole time becau...

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