Zero for Conduct
Sigh, another surrealist film. I need Woody Allen to explain these to me (I need Woody Allen for a lot of reasons). At least they are always short; this one clocks in at around 45 minutes.
In high school, I tried many times to rally my friends into a rebellion. I mean, if you think about it, really think about it, high school is basically a prison. All I proposed was optional attendence and trigonometry classes and people thought I was crazy. Oh, well.
The above paragraph, believe it or not, had a point. This film is about young boys rising up against the tyrannical teachers. It is extremely weird and something that has to be seen rather than explained. Now, I have fallen in love with many "artsy" films before, but surrealist movies have never fallen into that category. I tend to just find them rather pointless and boring. Maybe I am just not getting it at all and if anyone wanted to leave comments and it explain it to me, I would be delighted by your pretentiousness. Otherwise, I just thought it was stupid.
Aren't I a treat today?
This film was banned in France until after World War II.
Available on YouTube. First part: