In front of This is not a pipe, the painting of Rene Magritte, two French gentlemen start arguing with the question “What does the title mean?” One gentleman concludes that this picture ignores the law of gravity, because a pipe can never float in the air. Right at that moment, their body starts floating. Just like the images in Magritte’s another painting Golconde, the gentlemen rise up above the city buildings. But their argument does not stop there. At an unpredictable moment when they cannot be sure when they will fall to the ground, and then what will happen to their luxury clothes, canes and pipes, they continue arguing about snobbery desire, mathematical calculations, and other useless topics. As seen in its credit, this animation film Two Gentlemen got its ideas from the images from the surrealist painter Rene Magritte. The painting This is not a pipe, famous for its interesting interpretation by Michel Foucault, becomes an image amusement at a whole different level for the director. The surrealistic image of a floating pipe, snobbery jokes and play of the two gentlemen build an interesting piece of work equipped with fresh satire and ideas stemming from the existing works and philosophical interpretation.
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