Cloven Hoofed


Cloven Hoofed
Cloven Hoofed
Directed by Dietmar Post
Produced by Lucia Palacios
Dietmar Post
Michael O'Donnell
Written by Dietmar Post
Based on Cloven Hoofed by
Michael O'Donnell
Cinematography Claudia Amber
Editing by Anton Salaks
Studio Play Loud! Productions
Release date(s) February 1998 (1998-02) (Rotterdam)
Running time 12 minutes
Country United States
Germany
Language English

Cloven Hoofed is a 1998 film directed by the German-American film director Dietmar Post. The film had its world premiere at the Rotterdam International Film Festival in 1998. There it screened together with Michael Powell's Peeping Tom. The American theatre actor Victor Pagan had its cinematic premiere in Cloven Hoofed. The film helped him to launch his movie career. He consequently appeared in TV series, such as, Sex and the City and The Sopranos. He also played roles in Steve Buscemi's Animal Factory and Abel Ferrara's 'R Xmas. Cloven Hoofed was the first collaboration between the director/producer couple Dietmar Post and Lucia Palacios.

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Cast

  • Victor Pagan - Ray
  • Kelly Webb - Girlfriend

Plot

"Harsh theatrical monologue by a desperate man. Ray is a crack addict who has not scored for too long. Withdrawal symptoms cloud his paranoid mind. He sharpens his knife to take it out on his girlfriend who fled with his pipe and his crack. Sometimes his cruel and violent sexual fantasies are visualized, but in general the insane verbal ravings of the goaded Ray predominate." Written by Gertjan Zuilhof, Programmer, 27th Rotterdam Film Festival, Netherlands

Reception

Cloven Hoofed was well received by critics and gained recognition among lovers of underground films.

Bryan Wendorf, programmer at the Chicago Underground Film Festival states that "Cloven Hoofed is simple, disturbing and great." Steve Puchalski of film magazine Shock Cinema thinks that "Cloven Hoofed is about as far from a 'date' film as you are likely to find, this abrasive short has the same intensity as the best of the '80s underground efforts, except instead of their slap dash technique, Post recruits an expert crew for the project. It's much appreciated."

The film premiered at the 27th Rotterdam International Film Festival in February 1998. In their invitation, Rotterdam programmers said the intention was to include the film in "The Cruel Machine" (together with Peeping Tom), a program which is to "do justice to some very recent disturbing, but great films." "Films that revitalize the ongoing and urgent as never before creating debates about the really dark side of the image. By no means we are looking exclusively for the hard core or the extreme but we do not want to avoid it either. We would like to follow sincere, courageous and uncompromising film-makers all the way. Maybe sometimes the films in this programme will be tough to watch, but they will deserve the effort.”

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