Cowards Bend The Knee (Region 1) - Maddin, Guy
Releasedatum: 20 september 2005
Adapted from a ten-part peephole installation, COWARDS BEND THE KNEE is "jam-packed with enough kinetically photographed action to seem like a never-ending cliffhanger... In this twisted and poisoned wish-fulfillment, the mythomaniacal Maddin casts 'himself' (actually, Darcy Fehr) as a hockey sniper made lily-livered by mother and daughter femme fatales, and resurrects his father as as the team's radio broadcaster and his own romantic antagonist. Set in a shadow-suffused hockey arena and a Mabuse-like beauty salon-slash-abortion clinic, the plot drips with Grecian formula, as sordid family secrets spawn unintentional murder most foul.
Director's commentary. 'Love-Chaunt Workbooks': Four short-film blueprints from a lost Maddin feature, plus audition reels. Behind-the-scenes look at Maddin's new feature. Photo Archive. Artistic statement. Character sketches. Missing chapter script. Essay.
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