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Crimes of the Future (1970)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 10 August 1984 (USA)
Crimes of the Future details the wanderings of Tripod (Mlodzik), sometime director of a dermatological clinic called the House of Skin, who is searching for his mentor, the mad ... See full summary »

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David Cronenberg
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ronald Mlodzik ... Adrian Tripod
Jon Lidolt Jon Lidolt
Tania Zolty Tania Zolty
Paul Mulholland Paul Mulholland
Jack Messinger Jack Messinger
Iain Ewing Iain Ewing
William Haslam William Haslam
Raymond Woodley Raymond Woodley ... (as Ray Woodley)
Stefan Czernecki Stefan Czernecki
Rafe Macpherson Rafe Macpherson
Willem Poolman Willem Poolman
Don Owen Don Owen
Udo Kasemets Udo Kasemets
Bruce Martin Bruce Martin
Brian Linehan Brian Linehan
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Crimes of the Future details the wanderings of Tripod (Mlodzik), sometime director of a dermatological clinic called the House of Skin, who is searching for his mentor, the mad dermatologist Antoine Rouge. Rouge has disappeared following a catastrophic plague resulting from cosmetic products, which has killed the entire population of sexually mature women. Tripod joins a succession of organisations including Metaphysical Import-Export and the Oceanic Podiatry Group, and meets various individuals and groups of men who are trying to adjust themselves to a defeminized world. One man parodies childbirth by continually growing new organs which are removed from his body. Eventually Tripod comes upon a group of paedophiles which is holding a 5 year-old girl, and they urge him to mate with her. He senses the presence of Antoine Rouge. Written by Michael Lauzon

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 August 1984 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Ontario, Canada See more »

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Budget:

$20,000 (estimated)
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Emergent Films Ltd. See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.66 : 1
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Included as a bonus on the 2004 Blue Underground DVD of Fast Company (1979) and the Alliance Atlantis 2004 DVD of same. See more »

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Referenced in Parasite Memories: The Making of 'Shivers' (2014) See more »

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hypnotic
27 August 1999 | by fred-83See all my reviews

This is an unusual filmic experience, hypnotic, trance-like, not totally rewarding but still fascinating. On the soundtrack you can only hear the narrator, strange noises (sounds of sea-creatures) and for some stretches, total silence. Signs of Cronenbergs weird imagination is present throughout the narrative. I especially liked the quite extraordinary concept of "creative cancer".The sterile, modernistic architecture lends the movie a strangely desolate, surreal tone and sets, at least my, imagination in motion. It´s like stepping into another reality, something Cronenberg has continued to achieve in the best of his subsequent movies. It´s an experimental film, but it succeeds in drawing the viewer into the picture, not solely with its narrative, but with its images and composition. In fact, it´s not unlike what Kubrick did, in much larger scope of course, with 2001. Recommended for Cronenberg fans, and those of you who aren´t afraid of something different.


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