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Runtime:
92 min.
Year of Production:
1997
Country:
Kanada
Director:
Cast:
Matthew Ferguson
Daniel MacIvor
David Roche
Michael Achtman
Damon D'Oliveira
Maria Reidstra
Alexandra Webb
Helene Ducharme
Shaftiq Ettienne
Production Company:
Grey Zone
Berlinale Section:
Panorama
Berlinale Category:
Documentary Film

Freely drawing from a variety of film genres, including musicals, the sudsy melodramas and documentaries and combing them with a free-flowing narrative and bright pop-art sensibilities, this hard-hitting experimental romp from Canadian filmmaker John Greyson packs a political wallop while satirically comparing and contrasting the issues of censorship and circumcision. The tale centers on the exploits of three homosexuals named Peter. Peter Koosens is obsessed with the semi-scandalous behavior of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau while college student Peter Cort, ponders the significance and necessity of male circumcision. Peter Denham is an artist who seduces the other two and freely borrows from their work to make something of his own. Their exploits land the trio in prison after an operatic number (the police sing songs adapted from Bizet's Carmen). Though they are housed in the same facility the Petes have no normal way of communicating. To this end, they devise their own unique manner, one that has results that are simultaneously amazing and tragic. (Source: Sandra Brennan, Rovi)

UNCUT was given a special mention by the TEDDY jury in 1998.

BIOGRAFIE John Greyson

The Canadian film and video artist was born in Nelson, British Columbia in 1960. He studied film at the Canadian Film Center and has made over 60 award-winning feature films, installations, transmedia works and shorts. In 1989, he won a Teddy Award for Urinal; in 1991, he received another for The Making of Monsters. His work combines documentary and fictional elements and explores issues including queer activism, homophobic violence, AIDS activism, anti-apartheid and anti-war struggles, conflicts in the Middle East, police entrapment and prison abolition. He has taught film production at York University in Toronto since 2014.
 

FILMOGRAFIE John Greyson (selection)

2021 International Dawn Chorus Day  2020 Auterson Clock  2020 Prurient  2018 Towel   2018 Gazonto  2017 Memurial  2011/2012 Teddy Kurzfilmrolle 2012  2011 Green Laser  2010 Covered  2010 Rex Vs. Singh  2008 Fig Trees  2007 Orange Clouds   1997 Uncut  1993 Zero Patience  1990 The Making of Monsters  1988 Urinal 

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