W.R. is pioneering sexologist Wilhelm Reich, whose precedent-breaking theories concerning carnal behavior and politics (including the invention of the orgone box) made him persona non grata in most psychoanalytic circles. By all accounts, Reich began his career brilliantly – as the next great successor to Freud and Jung; he then delved into extraordinarily controversial work that divided his critics, leading some to conclude that Reich had experienced a psychotic break from reality. Dusan Makavejev is the equally controversial Yugoslavian director fascinated by Reichs theories. This essay film by Makavejev – his first major work – constitutes a witty, free-form riff on the directors perception of Reichian philosophies as the basis of individual and collective sexual liberation. Makavejev elucidates the Reichian mindset via interviews with the doctors relatives and colleagues (we even hear from Reichs barber!) Also illustrated is the ongoing conflict between the free-thinking disciples of W.R.s sociopolitical attitudes and the adherents of sterile Stalinism. Over the course of the picture, Makavejev journeys to the U.S. and interviews such American sexual liberationists as Screw magazine editor Al Goldstein and Betty Dodson. Woven into the factual proceedings is a fictional plotline concerning the romance between Reich adherent Milena and uptight Soviet athlete Vladimir Ilyich. Though the film was never released in Makavejevs native Yugoslavia, WR: Mysteries of the Organism firmly established the iconoclastic filmmakers international reputation.~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

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Reparto: Milena Dravic,Ivica Vidovic,Jagoda Kaloper
Director: Dusan Makavejev
Género: Comedia;Drama;Ciencia Ficción;Fantasía
Nombre Original: W. R.: Mysteries of the Organism (W.R. - Misterije organizma)
Año: 0
Estreno: 0000-00-00
Duración: 85
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