Duck Soup: Maine Jewish Film Festival Classic Pick
Director: Leo McCarey
Country: USA | 1933 | Comedy Musical
Duration: 68 min.
A timeless slapstick comedy performance that pokes fun at the powers that be, Duck Soup was originally released in 1933. As a subversive comedy it ruffled plenty of feathers, with American audiences dismayed by its cynical take on war and nationhood at a time when popular awareness of the destructiveness of ethnic nationalism and fascism was barely nascent, and Nazism was just beginning to take hold in Germany. Duck Soup has lost none of its relevance over the years, its hilarious criticisms of militarism, wealth, politicians, and power as lucid as ever.
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