Taxidermia (2006) – Review, Rating and Synopsis

Taxidermia (2006) - Review, Rating and Synopsis


Taxidermia, which stars Csaba Czene, Gergely Trócsányi in the lead roles, was released in 2006. Taxidermia also stars Piroska Molnár, Adél Stanczel in other important roles. It is directed by György Pálfi and produced by Péter Miskolczi, Gábor Váradi under the banner Amour Fou Filmproduktion Euro film Stúdió. Music is composed by Amon Tobin, while György Pálfi has provided the screenplay.

  • Release Date:  2006
  • Genre:  Compilation of Shorts
  • Cast and crew: Csaba Czene, Gergely Trócsányi, Marc Bischoff, Gina Moreno, István Gyuricza, Piroska Molnár, Gábor Máté, Géza D. Hegedüs, Zoltán Koppány, Erwin Leder, Adél Stanczel, Éva Kuli, Lajos Parti Nagy, Attila Lõrinczy, Mihály Pálfi
  • Director:  György Pálfi
  • Screenwriter:  György Pálfi, Lajos Parti Nagy, Zsófia Ruttkay

Taxidermia (2006) Rating:

  • Eloise = 1 / 10;
  • Raoul = 6 / 10;
  • IMDb = 7.0 / 10;
  • Rotten Tomatoes = 8.1 / 10;

Taxidermia (2006) Synopsis:

Taxidermia is a compilation of three juxtaposed independent stories: one about a strange countryside soldier, one about a speed eating champion, and one about a taxidermist.

Taxidermia (2006) Review:

This Hungarian movie is gathering of three short stories that are not so much horror themed, but that all have in common to be extremely gross and disturbing.

The first one is easily the most disgusting, as well as the least good. The only interest in it lies in the totally crazy personality of the characters. If you look in the internet for Taxidermia, reviews talk about a clever metaphor for the Hungarian events during World War II, I confess that I only saw an accumulation of terribly deviant sexual scenes, including zoo-, pedo- and necrophily. I probably didn’t get the genius in that and found this segment without interest.
The second short is about a speed eater champion. Thereee are some great ideas in this segment which describe an alternative world where speed eater is revered as semi-god. It almost feels like a sci-fi movie at times. Unfortunately the story, despite being quite innovative and filled with colorful characters, is too slow paced to remain interesting all along.
The last segment was easily the best one. It is about a taxidermist (so the title) who has to look after his extra-obese father and his giant cats. The story is both original and surprising and with an ending worthy of the best horror stories ever written. Whereas there is a huge work done on the textures and colors in all movies, it is especially noticeable, and well-done, in this third and last part.
Overall, Taxidermia is a film filled with great ideas, but that could have done with a stronger plot(s). While not being horror porn, the shorts are clearly made to disturb the viewer, if not make him feel sick, but in the end, there is nothing that makes it a good movie.

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