Director Pálfi draws inspiration from Peter Greenaway and David Cronenberg in this black comedy centered around three generations of obsessions in pre- to post-communist Hungary. The explicit themes are sex, food and the (im)mortality of the human body, and Pálfi makes it come alive through his delicate lense and his great sense of set pieces. In segments, Taxidermia will get to you with riveting effect as Pálfi's images balance playfully between the visceral and the aesthetic, between the ugly and the beautiful. The social comments included has a Kaurismäkian quality, and Pálfi's fine command of the timeline he presents gives the film relevance seen in a political and social light. Seen as a reaction to communistic rationing, the gluttony of Kálmán must naturally be put to an end by post-communist Lajoska. Top notch musical score by Amon Tobin caps this original film.