Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Lambert Wilson, Linh Dan Pham
Director: Marc Caro
Genres: Indie & Art House, Science Fiction & Fantasy
At the edge of the galaxy, drifts Dante 01, a hellish space station designed to contain and study the worst of the criminally insane. After an unidentified mute inmate arrives on the ship, he begins to reveal frightening a... more »
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Andrew Frame | sherwood park,alberta canada | 05/08/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Dante 01 is a brilliant!,french sci-fiction gem ,it's style and inventiveous ,it's excellent special effects and atmosphere ,lift this movie to a level that few american made sci-fic movies of this type , will ever achive!!. dante 01 is aspace prison for the criminally insane, that happens to be shaped like a cross,to the station comes a new prisoner with a doctor ,who has a new treatment that she's going to test on all the prisoners there,the new inmate has no name and is mute,so they call him "staint george", from the start he is not like the others,he has strange visions and powers that he reveals unexpectedly to everyone on the station."
Dazzling imagery in a confusing presentation
N. Durham | Philadelphia, PA | 05/23/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"We should be glad for the Dimension Extreme label, for even though it is home to a number of absurdly gory horror films that offer little other than said gore, it also helps make available some hidden foreign gems that we may not see otherwise. It also houses this French sci-fi film Dante 01, which doesn't quite come close to being a gem, but remains worth seeing nonetheless. Written and directed by Delicatessen and City of Lost Children co-director Marc Caro, Dante 01 stars Lambert Wilson (who you'll remember as the smarmy Frenchman from Matrix Reloaded and Matrix Revolutions) as a mysterious and seemingly mute man who arrives on a prison ship called Dante 01, and begins to exhibit otherworldly abilities and powers, including healing and resurrection. Dubbed Saint Georges, and drawing the attention of those in charge who seek to experiment on him, it isn't long before bad things start to happen. The first thing you'll notice about Dante 01 is that despite its low budget, the film features some dazzing imagery and brilliant camerawork by Caro. However, the sheer incoherency of Caro's story is what reigns more apparent than anything else. Though it is abvious that Caro's intentions of allegory are there, they get lost the longer the film runs. Not to mention that for being an 82 minute film, Dante 01 ends up feeling like it's just plodding along towards an ending sequence that does little more than cause viewer irritation. Rumor has it that Caro himself wasn't happy with how the film turned out, and while the film as a whole isn't a terrible mess, you can't exactly blame Caro for feeling that way. All in all though, Dante 01 is a different sort of sci-fi that is definitely worth checking out just because it is a different sort of thing, and for fans of Caro's previous work, even though Dante 01 doesn't compare, the film is still worth a look at the very least."
J. Nalbach | Bushkill, Pa. | 05/23/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Read a number of films reviews before watching the movie, and must say all of the criticism was completely lame. This is a visually and intellectually compelling movie for sci-fi fans that are tired of the futuristic pabulum Hollywood puts out."
Dante 01 ****
A. Bosch | USA | 09/07/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I really enjoyed this French movie. There's something very un-Hollywood about well made foreign films (that's a compliment) and this one has it. The story is good and well-acted. I'd recommend it to anyone, especially people who enjoy foreign films."