iMDB Rating: 5.1
Date Released : 26 January 2005
Genre : Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Stars : Bill Sage, Sabrina Lloyd, Tatiana Abracos, Leo Fitzpatrick
Movie Quality : HDrip
Format : MKV
Size : 870 MB
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In the not-distant-future, the market has taken over everything, thanks to the marketers. The consumer is king, and those who see value outside of the marketplace are "enemies of the consumer", terrorists, and "partisan" enemies that the state must dispose of. Protagonist Jack seems to be at one with the media corporations (after all, his marketing ideas led to the institutionalization of the exchange of sex for enhanced buying power), but is he somehow involved with the feeble and pathetic resistance movement? Does he love Cecile, his colleague, or is she a pawn in his game? And what of the mysterious girl from Monday? Are immigrants from the star system "Monday" really assisting the partisans?
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A bit too simplistic
It has a promising plot line, and some quite interesting performances and direction, but overall I felt the film lacked substance.
Except for its unique idea of sex-for-points, it's filled with simple notions such as "advertising is bad" and "freedom is good." Both are valid beliefs, but neither are explored with much originality.
It played out like a weak version of an excellent novel or short story. Great soundtrack, though.
(BTW, I believe the opening credits read "A Science Fiction by Hal Hartley," not "A Science Fiction Film by Hal Hartley," as the first reviewer wrote. Not sure exactly what he means by that, but it is probably significant to Hartley.)