It's almost impossible to write a synopsis of Befouled, at least
an objective one, as this is not a narrative feature, it's extremely
associative in nature without any dialogue (or even monologue), putting
trust in the power of its images instead which show the slaughter of
animals, a very graphic vivisection, pictures of war and an atom bomb
blast, and similar things, presenting a gruesome kaleidoscope of both
mortality and the human urge to kill ...
... and with above,
I've probably already given a false impression of the movie, as this is
not your usual gorefest by a long shot but a morbid work of art, and even
if Befouled is mostly to entirely made up of stock footage, it's a
far cry from death movie's along the lines of Faces of Death, it
has nothing of that movies (often mock) realistic approach, instead turns
its footage into sometimes surreal sometimes downright abstract images
using a wide variety of picture manipulation tools at the director's
disposal. And the total absence of on-screen sound paired with some
weirdly disturbing music only add to the movie's atmosphere.
a fascinating movie, but if you're of a weak stomach or just don't like to
see animals slaughtered, don't watch!