Combination of science fiction and horror: "Crimes of the Future"
This movie is a combination of science fiction and body horror, signed by respected Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg, a pioneer of this genre.
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"Crimes of the Future" is a combination of science fiction and horror, signed by respected Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg, a pioneer of this genre. This is his return to the genre that made him famous since the film "eXistenZ" from 1999, and before this film, he had an eight-year creative break. In 1970, Cronenberg already made a film with this title, but the story and concept were different.
The film is set in an unspecified future when the human species adapts to a synthetic environment by undergoing new transformations and mutations in the body. Sol Tenser (Viggo Mortensen ) is a well-known underground artist who publicly shows the metamorphosis of his organs in avant-garde performances with the help of his partner Capriz ( Lea Seydoux ).
The opening scene is presented with an existentially defeated mother who is frustrated with her son. She warns him not to eat any of the garbage that floats to the surface of the sea and it turns out that it is not an empty threat because the boy later eats a plastic garbage can.
The rest of the story is even weirder and creepier while giving us even more disjointed tones that somehow fit into the weird fiction of this world. One subplot involves a police detective who wants to use Saul for an investigation of his own, another features a pair of female technicians who specialize in the strikingly organically designed machines Saul uses in his performances, and there's a dead boy for whom father thinks he may be the next step in human evolution. We also follow a couple of weirdos who work at an unofficial registry for new organs and whose job is more like an excuse to get close to "celebrities" like Saul.
In the futuristic world of this film, unnecessary surgery is illegal, but at the same time, it represents both - art and sex. Current art trends include live-action surgery and other forms of body modification. In this future, human beings are evolving faster, and most people have lost the ability to feel pain and have gained immunity to infection. Cronenberg used some impressive effects to present these performances, and they're convincing enough to be both gross and comical at the same time.
All this may seem like a lot, but most of the film is monotonous and rather flat, without any tension, mystery or specific roles.
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