A film by Jimi Tenor and Jusu
Introduction by Jimi Tenor
This film was the second film Jusu
Lounela and I did. The first one was called Painimies
1 (The Wrestling Man 1). The Wrestling Man 1 was shot
on Super 8 and we don't have a video print yet to put
on the site. Well in fact Dr. Abortenstein was shot
with Super 8 as well, but this time we had lights and
smoke. Also we used mostly BW film which made the lighting
This film was divided in two parts:
1: The creation of the monster
2: The life of the monster
The second part didn't work that well,
so we've mostly shown the first part. The second was
in color which obviously was too difficult for us. And
the storyline wasn't that strong either... :-D
We got a lot of negative response from
this film. I can easily understand that. Dr. Abortenstein
is not a nice guy at all. He's a total asshole.
One small note here: the scene where
pregnant Mrs. Botha comes to the clinic might seem racist.
The thing is that Botha was the prime minister of apartheid
South Africa during the making of this film. Dr. Abortenstein
desperately wants the foetus in the woman's womb and
decides to tell her that the child is black. Of course
he knew the woman would like to have an illegal abortion.
This scene was inspired by a documentary film, where
a South African white couple got a black kid and they
denied that there was any chance that the father was
black. They (the film makers) speculated on all kinds
of theories that it might be some kind of freak of nature!!
Anyway... the couple became an outcast, they moved somewhere
in the ghetto, changed names all that shit...
I know that this film is not a masterpiece.
But because of the "no-budget" we hopefully
captured something about life that isn't seen in the
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