Title: Zeigt

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Year: 1969

Genre: Viennese Actionism / Art House / Extreme

Language: None

Runtime: 5 min

Director: Otmar Bauer

Writer: N/A


A man is drinking wine, pukes it up, and eats it. He repeats it for a while, until he starts to rub the vomit all over himself.

Our thoughts:
I'm gonna start with saying that this will be the only Viennese Actionism film that I review for this site. This was the first of the "genre" that I watched, and remains the one I found to be the most interesting, if you can call it that. Viennese Actionism films are clearly not my cup of tea, so me reviewing them are like Britney Spears reviewing a "Cock And Ball Torture" album, but I felt that I had to give it a shot.

I watched this film on a streaming site, but I believe these films were meant to be watched on a big screen in a dark room, which is really hard to do these days. The film has no sound, but I don't know if some strange music was played in the background in theaters where this was shown back in the day. I think that music could've raised this movie a little bit. I love the gritty picture quality of it, there is just something about that old dirty look that I like, and I can just hope that the quality was about as gritty and bad when they made it, because this movie would have been even more boring without it.

It is hard to watch this movie and try to understand what Otmar Bauer wanted to tell us. Is there a deeper meaning to this, or does he just want us to watch him eat red vomit? Is it just a way to make your fetish a little more artistic? There are so many questions that pop up in my head when I watch this and films from other Vienna Actionists.

While the vomiting isn't fun to look at, it is still shown in such a bizarre and weird way that I wasn't disgusted. For a while I was even watching this movie as messed up yet interesting art, but the longer I watch it, the more pointless it felt. One thing became clear to me though; Lucifer Valentine (director of "Slaughted Vomit Dolls" and "ReGoregitated Sacrifice") wasn't first to make boring "art" with nothing else but vomit.

Overall, this is a boring film with very low artistic value. Some people might like it and "understand it", but I don't think you should even bother watching it. If you want to see vomit, watch a japanese puke porno. If you want to see an interesting art film, there are alot of better ones out there.

Positive things:
- The gritty look.
- Better than other Viennese Actionism films I watched.
- Short runtime.
Negative things:
- Not for everyone.
- Get a guy who likes vomit and you can make something just like this.
- Close to impossible to watch this like it was in the theaters back then.

Gore: 0/5
Nudity: 2/5
Story: 0/5
Effects: 0/5
Comedy: 1/5

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