Common and Different
Elements, forming our life have different level of “commonness”.
Each person has something unique in lifestyle.
Small groups of people have their “family traditions” unknown by anybody from outside.
Organizations, like office or sport club have their timetable and accepted pattern.
Cities and areas have clothes stile, special cuisine and special pronunciation
Countries have various politeness regulations, language, architecture, laws, typical family organizing
Film “Kin-Dza-Dza” gets to next level, showing us different planet (Pluk) with its different civilization, which still has much in common with ours! It even has some of typical for Earth features more developed and some features that look completely different, but thinking person can see that root is the same.
This sleight helps us to see ourselves from the side, as different other forms of art from Aesop’s fables about speaking animals to books of Ray Bradbury and cartoon Futurama.
Elements have also different nature. Some are reasoned by natural and economical reasons: ...Some appeared after a concurrence of cases:...
Analysis of alternative civilization of galaxy Kin-Dza-Dza where people are similar to ones on Eath, but history went slightly different, we can divide: what in his culture appeared by twist of fate and what follows from human essence, climate and economy.
Though social system on Pluk is different from any of existing on Earth, we can see signs of familiar systems, feelings and occurrences, such as social differentiation symbolized by clothes and behavior, enjoying art, demonstration sexual attraction, keeping memory about dead people, but shown in different way. For an example , cemetery on Pluk is a field of transparent balloons, filled with last exhalation of a dead persons, tied to the ground.
Plukan underground city is different from typical Earth city, firstly protagonists from Earth refuse to believe that what they see is a city, as it very different from cities they used to. It is situated in old industrial underground structure adapted to new needs, it’s dark, and its inhabitants look strange. If you are above the city on surface of desert you don’t even guess that small old metal house is in fact entrance to the city. All structures above ground level were destroyed ore seriously damaged by wars with other civilizations. Besides, life above ground is uncomfortable because of bright sun and tons of sand and dangerous because of possibility of new attacks.
In the same time Plukan city suffices all requirements, which make people to built cities: it envelopes trade, culture, government, communication and information centers. Public areas, remind contemporary clubs and exhibition centers in non-functioning factories. Market and “music hall” aren’t isolated from transport and pedestrian ways. Protagonists see from the loft Plucans “selling everything” and watching music-acrobatic show.