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This interesting movie is about a man who can only remember stuff that
happens within a minute due to an accident he had when some rapists were
molesting his wife.
The story shows us a man on a quest to revenge the death of his wife, but
with a twist! The movie moves backwards in time although the sequential
series of events that progress in clusters are in a normal timeframe moving
forwards in time. This way of telling a story opens up the narration in
such a way that new perspectives and surprises revels themselves at the
beginning of each new cluster, thus creating a deeper understanding of the
previous cluster / action.
There seems to be a metatheme in this movie. The main character was a
detective for an insurance company before his accident. Now the whole
seems to follow the path such a detective would go by when investigating.
Namely, starting out with the crime itself and working backwards untill the
person who did it and the motive is found.
This movie might also allude to the current state of our historical
showing that memory, and especially history can be tampered with and
(especially in the hands of less morally founded individuals). Thus one
might even say it is a profound criticism of the all objectivity.
Basically though, this is a thriller about manipulation in its different
shapes and forms, and how people use each others weaknesses to outwit each
other and sometimes even themselves....
This has to be one of the more interesting psychological thrillers made
recently. Just when you think you got ahold of the plot it changes!
Playing with "the implicit viewer" this movie has a tendency to constantly
surprise and redefine itself in relation to the "expectancy horizon". What a
wonderful positive redefinition of "Seven", culminating in a refinement of
the human nature and at the same time leaving the viewer with a subtle taste
of the "rosicrucian initiation" in the mouth.
Definitly worth a view!