Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Carlo Brandt, Etienne Chicot, Jean-Claude de Goros, Laura del Sol, Wadeck Stanczak
Director: Alexandre Aja
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Set in a fictional country in the future, society has been devastated by a 13 years war. The prevailing rulers have suppressed all liberties and self expression in their desperation to maintain order.
Even though this is an Aja flick, don't expect a gorefest
Captain Insanity | NY | 05/30/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This is Alexandre("High Tension" & "Hills Have Eyes") Aja's first flick,
which I was very disappointed with (to say the least)
considering the lack of gore and the surplus of really slow character development.
I guess what I'm trying to say is this one was dreadfully boring.
The actors were excellent (and gorgeous might I add),
the music was top-notch,
the settings were bleak & dismal,
and yet I couldn't care less about what was happening onscreen.
When I buy an Aja flick, I expect blood, and gallons of it.
Maybe if I had known what this was that I was getting into, I would've been in a different frame of mind, and might have actually liked it.
But there were almost no visuals, no eye candy to speak of.
(My experience was basically the equivalent to popping in a Fulci flick and finding out it's a love story??)
This flick takes place in a post nuclear France,
where everyone wears scarves for whatever reason,
and the government represses civil liberties in an effort to maintain peace.
One of which is grafiti-art.
(I dont believe defacing public property is a civil liberty, but whatever)
One artist does this in an effort to what?....protest??.....or just to draw? I dont know.
When his new girlfriend is taken away by the army for chalking up a wall,
he reaizes just how serious his situation is.
There's no action, no gore, just 2 sex scenes, a beetle-race & ALOt of character development.
MORAL OF THE STORY:
Art gives people hope,
hope gives people dreams,
dreams give people ideas,
ideas give people reason,
reason gives people the will to live & fight.
When visiting post-nuclear France, remember to pack a scarf.