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The Reality of the Virtual (2004) is a documentary/lecture film about the Slovenian philosopher and psychoanalyst Slavoj Žižek. It was directed by Ben Wright.

Synopsis

In this tour de force filmed lecture, Slavoj Žižek lucidly and compellingly reflects on belief - which takes him from Father Christmas to democracy - and on the various forms that belief takes, drawing on Lacanian categories of thought. In a radical dismissal of todays so called post-political era, he mobilizes the paradox of universal truth urging us to dare to enact the impossible. It is a characteristic virtuoso performance, moving promiscuously from subject to subject but keeping the larger argument in view.

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