LE PETOMANE: FIN-DE-SIÈCLE FARTISTE

LE PETOMANE: FIN-DE-SIÈCLE FARTISTE

    Price: $310.00

    Code: 1066
    Format: DVD

    Directed by Igor Vamos
    1998, 56 minutes
    Purchase: $310 | Classroom Rental: $125

    Under the stage name "Le Petomane," Joseph Pujol was the toast of turn-of-the-century Paris. Audiences at the Moulin Rouge where first shocked, then won over, by this tall, mustachioed man in a red velvet suit...a suite with a hole cut in the derriere to release his remarkable talent. Pujol was a skilled musician in his own right, but his greatest instrument was his own rectum, with which he could produce an astounding variety of musical tones. Through a combination of historical documents, photographs, archival films, and interviews, this video reclaims Pujol's place in history and, in the process, opens up a veritable Pandora's box of contemporary debate over the meaning, impact, and value of this unusual master flatulator.

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    "A REAL GAS!" - The Dallas Morning News

    "You owe it to yourself to give this movie a second glance because there is so much more here than at first meets the eye (or nose)." - The Austin Chronicle

    "Hilarious...The best 'music'-related program this year." - The Met

    "Interesting...appealing...extraordinarily quirky." - The Seattle Times

    "Fun...long-over-due...a wildly entertaining biography" - Bay Area Reporter

    "Tweaks gaseous highbrows with affection" - The Chicago Sun-Times

    "HILARIOUS...A fascinating, dryly funny documentary." - The Albany Times Union