Synopsis by Mark Deming
In this satiric comedy/drama from Georgian director Otar Iosseliani, a group of censors gather to pass judgment on a new film. However, the reels are shown out of order, so they find the story jumps from one time period to another as the moral guardians are treated to a parade of sex, violence, and bitterly ironic humor. A group of modern-day snipers perched on a rooftop open fire on unknowing passers-by down below. The ruler of an ancient kingdom journeys to lead his troops into battle after putting his wife in a chastity belt -- not knowing she has a key and revenge on her mind. Arms dealers in Paris eat, drink, and are merry as they enjoy the spoils of their deadly trade. And a Soviet policemen in the Communist era decides to show his son what he does for a living, treating him to a day of watching father beat and torture innocent people.
censorship, father, movie, police-officer, ruler, sniper, son, wife