Contact High

One of the reasons I like Mubi is because I can choose films made all over the world, including this funny Austrian film.

From Wikipedia: A contact high is a psychological phenomenon that occurs in otherwise sober people and animals who come into contact with someone who is under the influence of drugs. It involves a supposed transfer of the physiological state of intoxication.

The story follows two hot dog stand guys who are tasked with going over the border to Poland to pick up a mysterious bag. One of them is into his mind altering chemicals, while his friend is not, so that is where the contact high comes in.

As the films goes on it gets more and more trippy, and by the time the credits are rolling it is a total trip, man. A lot of CG is used towards the end of the film, quite effectively.

There are several interesting characters in the story including a gay mechanic thug and his nutter friend, a bratty kid who cooks a pot of magic mushroom soup, a funny Filipino hotel clerk, and the Polish police who all have pig noses.

It was interesting to see everyday Austria and Poland, away from the touristy places.

Entertaining stuff.

Date watched: February 21st
Score: 8/10
Film count 2017: 39


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