In the post-apocalyptic future, only a few humans are left, and an unknown trauma has robbed mankind of their ability to speak. “The Man” is an isolated survivor wandering the hostile streets of a collapsed civilization. He meets his nemesis, “The Brute,” a violent thug determined to destroy him.
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One of my favourite post-apocalyptic stories because it doesn’t just focus on scavenging and mistrusting other survivors. It explores how the survivors entertain themselves between those moments, which is so much fun to see. I would hold it in higher regard if they had considered how the women were meant to be spending their time rather than as simple objects for the men’s desire. We get bored too, you know.
This is a simply stunning film that is beautiful in its bleakness and badass in its subtlety. Luc Besson proving early on that he was a master craftsman of the cinema and even without dialogue Besson delivers a compelling film that is as frightening as it is beautiful. Pure cinema.
A strange and quite fascinating little picture. It's low budget does little to impair it's overwhelming ambitions, a pretty impressive film. The only flaw is it's strangely flamboyant score, which is gracefully sparing in it's appearance though distracting. Luckily the films mostly silent so you could always just apply your own score. All in all one of the more impressive student first films.
I think this is my all time favorite from Besson, and one of my favorite movies in general. It tells it's story so well with almost zero dialogue and and incredibly style that was a sign of some great things to come from him.
Besson's debut feature holds up well in telling a post apocalyptic tale of survival and primal conflict. It's novelty is of course its' 'sans dialogue' feature which could be challenging for some viewers but casts its spell on the accepting beholder. Unfortunately the pop jazz soundtrack of Eric Serra doesn't have the same longevity as the images.
Everybody who enjoys Luc Bessons style of filmmaking should watch his debut! It is all in there!
Without the dialog even better, the storytelling is future minded in such a great fantasy, superb art department on low cash level, camerawork in "Luc Besson" style (close on lens shots). And i think Luc and Eric Senna shaked hands on this one with there future in mind, beautiful work.With this debut he made his footprint
A sinopse é muito melhor que o filme em si: ou seja, na teoria, é brilhante, mas a tendência inequívoca do cineasta para os clímaces de ação prejudica aquela que é a grande chave do filme: a redescoberta da comunicação. O desfecho é um tanto machista, mas possui seu charme. Jean Reno está ótimo como um inusual vilão, hahahaha. Grande 'cult', ainda pouco valorizado hoje em dia... (WPC>)