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Can Dialectics Break Bricks?
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Can Dialectics Break Bricks?

1973
Comedy
1h 30m
A 1973 situationist film produced by the French director René Viénet which explores the resolution of conflict through dialogue as opposed to violence. The film uses a much older martial arts film ("The Crush" from Doo Kwang Gee) for its visuals which has been dubbed over by the filmmakers in an attempt at detournement. The concept and motivation of this film was to adapt a bourgeois film into a radical critique of cultural hegemony and thus into tools of subversive revolutionaries ideals. (Wikipedia.org)
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85
Often hilarious example of Situationist ultra-leftism, the most sheerly entertaining of all SI films. Vienet's academic work is centered on Chinese history, politics, economy etc; the most significant work from the SI period to appear under his name was the (in fact collectively authored) book-length account of the relation of the SI and Enrages to May 68 in France, even if the rumour was that the SI attached his name as a joke in reference to the paucity of his actual written work at the time.
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98th
88
not totally agree with 'state capitalism' idea but this is just brilliant
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58th
69
Marxism is a martial art.
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34th
50
I seem to be in the minority here but I really didn't like this that much. The main problem I had with this is the fact that the whole time I watched this I wanted to actually watch the original film. I did like the idea and I thought that the story and dialogue was pretty funny but I felt that they should've made their own film instead of overdubbing someone else's.
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