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6. Creating Dystopia

Run by a fascistic corporate government – basically a weaponised ExxonMobile – Nea So Copros, aka ‘Neo Seoul’, has a rebellion fomenting. The cause of dissent, and fuel for the cause of freedom fighter Hae-Joo Chang (Jim Sturgess) and his precious charge Somni-451 (Doona Bae), is a vast disparity between rich and poor that had to be established in the design of the cityscape.

“Lana and Andrew had this idea that the city is under a constant, ominous threat, and the way that they wanted to stage that was by having the sea level constantly rising. There are these old dams holding back the vast weight of water from some parts of the city; in others, the water seeps in, laying them to waste, and those areas are the slum lands. We designed these ‘water villages’ that abut the remains of skyscrapers that poke out from the rising waters. People are lighting fires and living pretty basically, while on the other side of these walls you would have the towering, glittering spires of the wealthier inhabitants.”

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The film was criminally under-supported by the multiplexes who were terrified of such an unclassifiable film. it was given a very short release on the minimum number of screens and tended to be on their smaller ones too. It deserves to fly on disc, hopefully word of mouth will have time to take it to true cult status. A double bill with Code 46 at the PCC perhaps? More

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I adored this movie, such an ambitious project to under-take. Each story in the movie had me hooked and I couldn't take my eyes off it. I'm a little sad that this movie flopped so badly but if ever the words 'cult classic' were used to describe a movie, surely this will be the ultimate example in a few years to come. p.s. the above piece is very good More

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