One day, all the windows in the City disappeared... Then the rain started... No matter what people tried, nothing could stop the water. Soon, disease spread, robbing people's abilities to ... See full summary »
One day, all the windows in the City disappeared... Then the rain started... No matter what people tried, nothing could stop the water. Soon, disease spread, robbing people's abilities to speak; the endless rain killing all other forms of communication with its acidic torrent. This was a time when dialogue became a new challenge. When everything we knew had to be reinvented. This was also a time, in the midst of a chaotic, decaying environment, when a man tried to cope with the loss of his former lover. Written by
Not only is it a surreal fable, it is also the perfect short film.
Not only is "La Derniere Voix" a surreal fable, it is also the perfect short film.
Visually, it's like a cross between David Lynch's "Industrial Symphony No. 1", Andrei Tarkovsky's "Stalker", and Ridley Scott's "Blade Runner".
Storywise, it is a fabulous blend of irony, quiet horror, desperation, and sometimes even some hints of a cautionary tale, without ever being preachy. The issues of humanity's dependence on technology, race relations, not to mention the definition of love itself are all presented in the film, which also includes one of the most haunting ambient scores in recent years.
Fans of Karim Hussain's "Subconscious Cruelty" will not find what they are looking for here, as "La Derniere Voix" does not dwell on gory imagery to get it's point across. The film, although under 15 minutes long, feels like a feature, with great production values, and a clear indication that Karim Hussain is a director with a vision.
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