The Returned opens in a small mountain community which is rocked to its core when several local people who are presumed dead suddenly re-appear at their homes. Despite having passed away ... See full summary »
Focuses on a small town that is turned upside down when several local people, who have been long presumed dead suddenly reappear, having not aged and unaware of their own fatality. As they ... See full summary »
In the middle of a zombie apocalypse, a resourceful couple hides out in an isolated abandoned building. The woman is pregnant and the man is infected, slowly transforming into the kind of inhuman monster they are trying to escape.
Hélène de Fougerolles,
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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