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I have seen people say this movie is existentialistic and socio-politic, but in my opinion Les Revenants is mostly criticism to existentialism. Basic idea, as I see it, is "What's dead should stay dead, and shouldn't be thought as alive." The movie shows the problem with the absolute freedom that is often thought as the guideline of existentialism. It shows freedom and the society with clear norms collide. I also saw loads more of thoughts that I just couldn't grasp because I haven't read enough. The socio-politic part, "how can we reintegrate thousands of ex-dead people back to normal life", is just a small part of the movie.
Why is Les Revenants so good? The symbols are clear, the idea shows itself to all who understand the concept, the critic is justified (it identifies the dilemma) and all of it is done from 3 different viewpoints.
If I'd have to suggest this movie to someone, I probably wouldn't. It's really not good as a movie, but better watched as a fictional document.
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