The various themes of the weekend's films are all brought together in this gravely stylish vision of a dystopian future.
Jean-Baptiste Leonetti’s debut feature internalises the seemingly disparate influences of Luc Besson, Jean Luc Godard and Park Chan-wook to fashion a French society run by a mysterious, arbitrary caste system. Protagonist Philippe negotiates the “game” inside an urban machine that turns its victims into hamburgers, and is ultimately forced to choose between his meteoric rise and his marriage.
The film is reassuringly French in its stylish but bleak vision of the future.
Loved THX1138, ALPHAVILLE, SOLARIS, 1984, ROLLERBALL? This film should sit among the list of beautiful, thoughtful and smart science fiction.