Orchids and prosthetic legs

14 02 2010

I only saw Syndromes and a Century once, and it was more than enough for me to declare it an all-time favorite. Re-watching it today made me dive further deeper into its layers of subtleties. This scene, for instance, seemed innocent enough upon first viewing but is nonchalantly heartbreaking. When Dr. Toey says “It’s all crushed. It’s completely crushed,” we know she’s not really talking about the orange.

And of course, the wonderfully strange opening and ending:

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