The future crime, which was nominated as the best film of the Cannes Film Festival in 2022, was shot by David conanberg, director of flies and sensory games. The whole process is full of blood, nudity and grotesque. It is not only a dark and experimental exploration of the future anatomy, but also the harm of organic food and the metaphor of the government inciting public opinion, but it is too obscure!
The whole film has created a utopian future. The dissecting operation has become a “new sex”. The human body has begun to plastic, and almost no longer feels physiological pain. The “body” itself has become a work of behavioral artists, which can be sculpted, polished, dissected, and even dissected the human body in public to cut organs. The brand-new world view can be described as a huge brain hole!
Shortly after the opening ceremony, a child who had finished eating a plastic bucket was regarded as a freak by his mother and killed him with a pillow. The father of the child is the leader of the “theory of evolution” in the future. This organization seeks evolution by taking the initiative to do surgery, and obtains deformed people who feed on plastic compounds.
The famous performance artist Saul tenser and his partner caprice publicly demonstrated his organ deformation in the avant-garde performance of cutting off the strange! During the “operation”, they moaned and gasped. Even if the tube stabbed the man’s body, he closed his eyes and moaned repeatedly, feeling very happy and enjoying.
So Christine Stewart, as a member of the underground organization, asked Mortenson fascinatedly, “surgery is new sex, isn’t it?” Such questions summarize the creative purpose of the latter, and also give the audience a lot of doubts and thoughts!
Tim Lin is an investigator of the national organ registry, secretly tracking the whereabouts of the protagonists and heroines. The government has also set up a “new crime” department, which metaphorically refers to conservative religious forces and believes that the growth and evolution of new organs will eventually make people no longer human!
There is also an intermediate organization called “inner beauty”. They feel that the newly grown organs are a kind of beauty and invite the male protagonists to participate in the organ aesthetic competition! One of them, an artist with thousands of ears, danced a modern dance in front of the crowd!
This artist with thousands of ears sealed his eyes and mouth with thread to convey the concept of “Seclusion”!
Another female artist cut her face like a fish gill. This “heavy taste” is purely due to the strong response of the audience through visual impact! However, even if the “inner beauty” is a neutral organization, the leader is still assassinated, which has a strong political metaphor.
Stewart’s female number two, while flirting with the male lead in the office, said that she wanted to report that her colleagues were also members of “inner beauty”, but it didn’t work out. The “Twilight girl” was basically responsible for making soy sauce.
The controversial large-scale plays focus on the scenes that cater to sensory stimulation. For example, Leia Sedu was cut naked by a “scalpel”. Another example is that two supporting female actors also have naked plays, but there is no large-scale fragrant and passionate play. Mortensen once had a “sex scene” with Saidu, which didn’t have any sex. It looked strange!
Later, the leader of the “evolution school” found the man who wanted to publicize his idea by performing autopsy on his son’s corpse. Unexpectedly, when dissecting the boy’s organs, he found that there was a terrorist tattoo in his body. It should be the people in the “new crime” department who took the lead to incite the public by relying on the hero’s anatomy performance!
The protagonist played by Mortensen walks in the street like an ascetic monk in a hood. He is bent by suffering like a wounded beast. He eats but cannot swallow food normally. When he wakes up, his limbs feel very sore. He finally made the most decisive choice, swallowing the chocolate sent by the heroine, as if ready to sacrifice Nirvana?
Director David conanberg was once a master of Hollywood horror films, but his thriller suffered from the controversy and bad reviews of “vulgar curiosity and sensationalism” when it was released. His last work “metropolis” encountered a wave of bad reviews. The director has not worked for eight years! This time, “future crimes” is also too obscure to understand and easy to accept!
After the independent production company neon, which is rich and powerful, accidentally won an Oscar for parasite, it actually fell in love with the veteran Conan Berg, which led to the birth of this film. After all, the large-scale film “titanium”, which won the Cannes Grand Prize last year, has a bit of Conan Berg’s style. It is a pity that “future crimes” failed in Cannes!
In future crimes, there are fears and worries about human eating organic food, but a child’s body is actually thought of in many ways and used for political purposes to incite the public, including murder and living human settlement manipulated by various organizations, and there are also realistic metaphors of thinking about extreme fear.
However, the scenes of such a large-scale sci-fi film are still bloody and disgusting. The obscure plot is not as easy to understand as David conanberg’s flies and the history of violence. I can only admire its bold exploration, but I really don’t like it!