t is really hard to describe a movie like this- there is so much that could be said and at the same everything is already on the screen, so vivid and tremendous. I can only suggest to watch it at least twice because the first time the tension and the feeling of anxiety will make everything unbearable and lots of detail will be missed, despite the apparent simplicity of the story.
#platon, #philosophy, #cave, #mine, #work, #nude, #waiting, #trap, #darkness, #light, #moon, #hope
A group of men, apparently miners but we can't tell it for sure, is stuck in a dark and empty limbo, with a phone that is constantly giving a glimpse of hope that doesn't offer any consistent change to the situation and instead make feel the group even more nervous and desperate.
In the eternal night, the phone never stops calling, even if the message never changes, and the dead body of one of the crew get more and more decomposed, till only the bones remain, which is what was more disturbing to me, and is also what make realize how much time is passing.
In my mind, many references passed through: The 33, Caravaggio, Plato and his myth of the cave, to the beautiful traditional music from Denmark, here performed by the protagonists in a moment of outrageous catharsis- but this moment of irrational celebration is just temporary and after this the mental breakdown spreads towards the crowd, till the very last act: a collective suicide from the only building.
And even after this the phone, the false hope, don't stop calling, and we stay without an answer, in an end without a real end.
It is visible that the director came from the theatre and that he knows very well the Stanislavsky's method and I honestly can't wait to see what will shoot after this incredible first film.