Movies You May Have Missed - Franklyn (2008)

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Franklyn, 2008.

Directed by Gerald McMorrow.

Starring Eva Green, Ryan Phillipe, Sam Riley, Bernard Hill, James Faulkner and Art Malik.


Franklyn is a thought-provoking film split into two narratives. One is set in contemporary London, the other in the grim metropolis of Meanwhile City, where there’s a strict authoritarian regime that has an iron grip on the city, and a masked man called Preest seeks to destabilise their ruthless control of the population. The two narratives reflect and explore agonising truths about human existence and even though they’re set in two separate worlds they blend with each other seamlessly.

Meanwhile City is a beautiful rendition of gothic architecture, and that world is drenched in paranoia and fear as we follow the vigilante Preest on his quest to free
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