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 »
Solid drama sci-fi that makes you look outside of the box.
With a plot about conceiving and cloning your dead beloved I expected this movie to possibly become all kinds of disturbing.
Luckily, the script is dealt with the hands of a director and a cast who handled the script delicately and on a humane level.
That's not to say that this movie is politically correct in any way or won't be disturbing to some, but events that many directors would play for shock-value are dealt with in a way that it feels natural and it deals with mainly grey areas, a complicated issue never have a easy solution after all.
Despite being very slow I was never bored and it sustain my interest throughout, a lot to do with some excellent acting, especially Eva Green shines.
It's also visually very pleasing for the eyes with some very good cinematography.
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