The 100th. Why do it? What kind of monster have we created? It’s time for celebration, supposedly.

The Flick Lab will now take a break and will return on 27th August.

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Hosted by Karri Ojala and Henrik Telkki. Edit by Karri Ojala. The Flick Lab theme tune by Nick Grivell.

The world’s first known narrative film was a 45-second long film from the Lumière Brothers, who are often seen as the fathers of cinema. But were they the fathers after all? When were the moving images invented? Is it even possible to say when the cinema was born? Tracking down the ‘firsts’ of film may be much more difficult than expected.

L’Arroseur Arrosé (1895). Starring François Clerc, Benoît Duval. Directed by Louis Lumière.

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Hosted by Karri Ojala and Henrik Telkki. Edit by Karri Ojala. The Flick Lab theme tune by Nick Grivell.

Zombie Strippers. That is all the preamble required.

Directed by Jay Lee. Starring Jenna Jameson, Robert Englund, Roxy Saint, Penny Vital, Whitney Anderson.

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Hosted by Karri Ojala and Henrik Telkki. Edit by Karri Ojala. The Flick Lab theme tune by Nick Grivell.

Exactly how sexual is the film Alien? Do aliens dance? Is the technology aboard Nostromo practical? One of the most influential sci-fi films in history turns 41.

Directed by Ridley Scott. Starring Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Ian Holm, Veronica Cartwright, Yaphet Kotto.

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Hosted by Karri Ojala and Henrik Telkki. Edit by Karri Ojala. The Flick Lab theme tune by Nick Grivell.

How to analyse a film that is not meant to be analysed? The premise is there is no premise, only 21 minutes of surreal imagery inspired by dreams. The world-famous painter Salvador Dali co-wrote his first film, An Andalusian Dog, with his student colleague Luis Buñuel. Despite having written a screenplay, the film itself does not follow any conventional narrative structure – rather, it embraces the freedom of artistic expression with little to no structure. Welcome to surrealist cinema.

Directed by Luis Buñuel. Starring Simone Mareuil, Pierre Batcheff, Luis Buñuel, Salvador Dali, Robert Hommet.

Hosted by Karri Ojala and Henrik Telkki. Guest Lee Sangmok. Edit by Karri Ojala. The Flick Lab theme tune by Nick Grivell.

Director Yoon Sung-hyun (Bleak Night, 2011) returns from his nearly 9-year hiatus with a completely different film, Time to Hunt, a South Korean dystopian heist thriller, now doing rounds on Netflix. With its rather unrelenting pace, interesting cinematography and high profile lead actors, the crew has created something relatively unique in their market. But does the script have issues and will the film maintain its attractiveness to the end? Karri and Henrik hold some opposing views. Lee Sangmok pays us a short visit to provide his South Korean insights.

사냥의 시간 / Sanyangui Sigan (2020). Directed by Yoon Sung-hyun. Starring Lee Je-hoon, Ahn Jae-hong, Choi Woo-shik, Park Jung-min, Park Hae-soo.

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Hosted by Karri Ojala and Henrik Telkki. Edit by Karri Ojala. The Flick Lab theme tune by Nick Grivell.

Poland’s 2019 Oscar nominee Corpus Christi has something in store for everyone – whether you’re a believer or not. The new hot property director of Poland, Jan Komasa, has displayed his versatility, shifting from action to slow burns throughout his career. Join Karri and Henrik as they break down his most famous work yet.

Boże Ciało (2019). Directed by Jan Komasa. Starring Bartosz Bielenia, Aleksandra Konieczna, Eliza Rycembel, Tomasz Zietek, Zdzisław Wardejn.

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Hosted by Karri Ojala and Henrik Telkki. Edit by Karri Ojala. The Flick Lab theme tune by Nick Grivell.

No Man’s Land throws the audience in the middle of the peak Bosnian War and tells the story of Nino and Ciki, soldiers from opposing sides, who get stuck in the no man’s land.

Our guest Daniel Tarade was born in Bosnia and lives now in Toronto, Ontario.

Back in episode #29 the podcast looked at the Serbian anti-war film Pretty Village, Pretty Flame and now to balance it out we take a look at the anti-war Bosnian film No Man’s Land.

Daniel Tarade and Matt Steckle’s blog page: lifetypestuff.com

Ničija zemlja (2001). Directed by Danis Tanović. Starring Branko Đurić, Rene Bitorajac, Filip Šovagović, Katrin Cartlidge, Georges Siatidis.

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Hosted by Karri Ojala and Henrik Telkki. Guest Daniel Tarade. Edit by Karri Ojala. The Flick Lab theme tune by Nick Grivell.

Somewhere around here, the cinema was born. Many of us know the iconic shot of the moon-face who gets hit in the eye by a spacecraft – even if you haven’t seen A Trip to the Moon. This most well-known early fictional film was a huge success, groundbreaking and highly influential for the future of cinema as we know it. Georges Méliès brought the concept of the narrative film to the world stage. Join Karri and Henrik as they explain how ‘The Moon’ changed everything.

A Trip to the Moon (Le voyage dans la lune) (1902). Directed by Georges Méliès. Starring Georges Méliès, Bleuette Bernon, François Lallement, Henri Delannoy.

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Hosted by Karri Ojala and Henrik Telkki. Guest. Edit by Karri Ojala. The Flick Lab theme tune by Nick Grivell.