A portrait of the broken lives of four people (a vigilante detective, a worried parent, an awkward man looking for love and a suicidal artist) as they all struggle to cope in their religiously-dystopian city.
The theme of this film is closely related to Sigmund Freud's famous theory of the 'Oedipus Complex', which states that there is an unconscious wish for a son to have sex with his mother. He also described the 'Electra Complex' which was the equivalent for females. A similar theme was explored in the 1974 movie 'The Savage is Loose'. See more »
It's over. I will always speak to you. And I don't mind if you don't say anything. Just because you went away, it doesn't mean you're not here anymore. Perhaps all I ever needed was this gift.
[rubbing her belly]
The one you gave to me at the end
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The ending credits scroll from top to bottom instead of usually bottom to top. See more »
A masterpiece. One of the most challenging, beautiful, quiet, amazing films I've ever seen. I regret not seeing this incredibly beautiful film on the big screen. Simply long, gorgeous shots of cold and intriguing beach scenes, no music to intrude on the subtle sounds of the places and people or to make the mind set up an emotion - connecting you more with the characters and the somewhat ethereal photography. There is not a lot of dialog delivered, the story told mostly with visual feelings and mood, close ups mixed with grand panoramic views draw you into the tale deliciously, with an overall appealing test of your morals. Eva Green is at her sensually crazy best, her eyes telling volumes of the ambivalence she has for her situation. Most will have predicted what must eventually happen but one is shocked by the outcome anyway. This film is not for everyone, yet even if it disturbs you, it will have moved you to think about one of the strangest and sincerest love stories ever depicted. For those with an open mind, you just might be able to condone the main character's controversial decision.
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