"Supernova" is a film which cannot easily be categorized.A psychological drama?A spoof on politicians?A sci-fi journey?A walk in the dead's kingdom?Probably all this and more.
A politician wants to commit suicide but he renounces and on her way back home he is hurt by a meteorite.Bedridden in a gloomy hospital,he is in a coma.People come to visit him:his wife,his son who hates him,a mysterious woman ,Gloria ,whom he mistakes sometimes for his late daughter Sandra.He leaves the hospital and takes refuge in his folks' old farm ,an old building near decay.The others urge him to come back to Paris for it seems he is a VIP in politics.But all this might only be visions of a dying.Gloria to the son: "He is miserable because he cannot share his experiment in the great beyond with nobody." "Supernova" is not an easy film to watch.Thoroughly unspectacular,with a lead actor whose performance could be described as "Jean Gabin on Tranxene" ,and devoid of any complacency,it is one of the weirdest French efforts of the last ten years.
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