FREAK ORLANDO

Directed by Ulrike Öttinger
Comedy, Fantasy | Germany | 1981 | German | English | 126 min | 18+


Chosen by Hala Lotfy

In the form of a "small theater of the world", Freak Orlando tells a history of the world from its beginnings to our day, including the errors, the incompetence, the thirst for power, the fear, the madness, the cruelty and the commonplace. Set in five episodes, Ottinger’s garishly costumed tales involves the Spanish Inquisition, traveling entertainers, Greek mythology, assorted bodily oddities, and general carnivalesque intrigue.

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