Brigands: Chapter Vii/Chico

Overview

This two-film box set brings the viewer a pair of little-seen provocative features from Eastern Europe, produced within a 5-year span of one another. It begins with Georgian director Otar Iosseliani's 1996 Brigands: Chapter VII - a biting, potent satire that presents various historical episodes of sex and shocking violence, including a contemporary segment where rooftop snipers open fire on passersby; a medieval segment where a king puts his wife in a chastity belt, only to have her turn the tables on him; an ...
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Overview

This two-film box set brings the viewer a pair of little-seen provocative features from Eastern Europe, produced within a 5-year span of one another. It begins with Georgian director Otar Iosseliani's 1996 Brigands: Chapter VII - a biting, potent satire that presents various historical episodes of sex and shocking violence, including a contemporary segment where rooftop snipers open fire on passersby; a medieval segment where a king puts his wife in a chastity belt, only to have her turn the tables on him; an episode set in the Communist era of the Soviet bloc where a son must follow his father around and watch the man commit atrocities, and much more. Iosseliani frames all of this action with the story of a group of conservative, stuffed-shirt Georgian film censors who must watch these events unfurl on film, and naturally feel shocked out of their minds. The second film in the set, a German-Hungarian-Chilean-Croatian co-production entitled Chico (2001), emerged from the hand of Ibolya Fekete. It follows the complex evolution of a Bolivian Communist into a Croatia-based resistance fighter active during the early 1990s.
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Special Features

Chico:; Facets cine-notes collectabel booklet
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/26/2011
  • UPC: 736899135225
  • Source: Facets
  • Region Code: 0
  • Time: 4:01:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 99,475

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Brigands: Chapter VII
2. Opening Credits [5:14]
3. Fighting in the Streets [7:44]
4. The King and His Queen [11:21]
5. Medieval Torture and Punishment [5:00]
6. The Thief and the Party [14:37]
7. Mordern Torture and Punishment [9:42]
8. Report to the Party [6:09]
9. "Attempted Assassination" [11:32]
10. State Dinner [6:10]
11. The Dream [7:36]
12. Of Guns and Assassins [25:35]
13. The Last Reel [6:02]
Disc #2 -- Chico
1. Journalist in Croatia [7:11]
2. Boyhood in Bolivia [6:24]
3. Revolutionaries in Chile [12:10]
4. Captured By Serbs [5:31]
5. Becoming a Soldier [4:47]
6. Training in Counter - Intelligence [11:16]
7. The Squad [7:38]
8. Reporting From Albania [11:27]
9. Defending the Village [10:33]
10. Jerusalem [9:20]
11. Losing the Village [19:26]
12. End Credits [4:25]
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Disc #1 -- Brigands: Chapter VII
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Disc #2 -- Chico
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