In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.
A love story set in a dystopian near future where single people are arrested and transferred to a creepy hotel. There they are obliged to find a matching mate in 45 days. If they fail, they are transformed into an animal and released into the woods.Written by
Although mainly filmed in Kerry, the city scenes were filmed in Dublin. See more »
When the heartless woman is escorting David out of their room, she clearly has blood splatters on the backside of her calf. As she chases David through the halls, the blood on the back of her calf disappears. When David shoots her with the tranquilizer in the back, the blood has reappeared on her calf. See more »
Short Sighted Woman:
He didn't burst into tears and he didn't think that the first thing most people do when they realise someone doesn't love them anymore is cry.
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String Quartet No. 2: I Moderato
Composed by Alfred Schnittke (as Alfred Schnittke)
Permission of Boosey & Hawkes, an Imagem Company
Performed by the Tale Quartet with kind permission of BIS Record, Sweden See more »
Boredom with a dash of nausea
Meh. The film starts with a delightfully surreal premise, and gets off to a promising start as a Strangelovesque dark comedy, or perhaps even a "Being John Malkovich" maze of mind-boggling left turns.
The moments of humor, however, thin out. The plot hews to the obvious even in its twists. The deadpan delivery becomes merely dead, and a sea of intolerably flat affect gradually crushes any empathy we might have for the characters. Exhausted of its premise, disinterested in both the humans who inhabit it and the humans who are watching it, and groping for any sort of social observation that is not already obvious and well-trodden, the film finds it has little left to say and another 90 minutes to say it.
It drags itself, sallow and lifeless, to a cliffhanger conclusion that leaves us wondering what happens next, but not really caring.
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