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Zizek! (2005)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 26 April 2007 (Germany)
A look at the controversial author, philosopher and candidate for Slovenian presidency: Slavoj Zizek.

Director:

Astra Taylor

Star:

Slavoj Zizek
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A look at the controversial author, philosopher and candidate for Slovenian presidency: Slavoj Zizek.

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Documentary

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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USA | Canada

Language:

Slovenian | English

Release Date:

26 April 2007 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Жижек! See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,062, 20 November 2005

Gross USA:

$20,177

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$60,485
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Slavoj Zizek: My eternal fear is that if, for a brief moment, I stopped talking... you know, the whole spectacular appearance would disintegrate; people would think there is nobody and nothing there. This is my fear, as if I am nothing who pretends all the time to be somebody and has to be hyperactive all the time... just to fascinate people enough so that they don't notice that there is nothing.
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References Being There (1979) See more »

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Irony
15 April 2010 | by markobroadheadSee all my reviews

To the reviewers of this film who think that Zizek is a Stalinist because we see a poster of Stalin outside his office...please look up "irony" in a dictionary. Also read this interview: http://www.believermag.com/issues/200407/? read=interview_zizek It begins with this statement from the interviewer: "you have said that Stalinism is worse than Nazism, despite the grand spectacle of the Holocaust." Not a bad documentary, but not amazing either. Zizek is a strange man. He is seemingly a narcissist and misanthrope at the same time. Ultimately I suppose this is the result of reading so much Lacan and Freud that he constantly over analyses himself.


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