First off… the trailer for this Israeli made film got me. Dark. Disturbing. Twisted. Weird. Right up my alley. And the film itself didn’t disappoint. Hell no.
Imagine, if you will, if Federico Fellini, David Lynch and Trent Reznor created a film. Well, that analogy is very close to the mark.
This film, like many Lynch films, is not a straight ahead narrative. The movie is designed so that the moviegoer can reach their own conclusions about what they’ve just seen.
Brilliant sound work. Wonderful dialogue, and spoken in their native tongue which also ads to the mystery and beauty that is this film.
Set in a byzantine factory, the people occupying this planet can no longer sleep, and both sleep, but specifically dreams, are the most sought after and desired.
The acting is spot on, and even though you don’t have a clue what’s really happening, it doesn’t matter as they make you believe what’s happening. No easy feat.
This film continues to amaze me. Like an onion I keep peeling back layers, remembering specific scenes that left me dumbstruck.
Not for everyone, especially if you like Sandra Bullock/Hugh Grant love stories.
A knock out. Brilliant! Andante Trailer