Underground Movies

Underground Movies

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Mysteries of the Organism (1971) [Dusan Makavejev]: Revision

The beginning 20 minutes of 'Mysteries...' is a documentary about the in(famous) psychologist Wilhelm Reich. After that the madness begins! Another master-mind-fuck movie by the serbian director: Dusan Makavejev. Though Soviet era has ended and Europe is not sexually prudent anymore, the 'Mysteries...' is far from being outdated yet.


A dense film that cuts up footage of a primary plot of two young Yugoslavian girls, one a politico and the other a sexpot, and an affair with a visiting Russian skater. Mixing metaphors of Russia's relationship with Yugoslavia, intercut with footage and interviews with Wilhelm Reich and Al Goldstein of Screw magazine. The film applies Reich's theories of Orgone energy and analogies of Stalinism as a form of Freudian sexual repression. Also known as W.R. The Mysteries of the Organism in English subtitled version. Was banned in Yugoslavia shortly after it was made.
 - Malcolm Humes <mal@emf.net>