A man wakes up deep inside a cave. Suffering amnesia, he has no recollection of how he came to be here or of what happened to the man whose body he finds beside him…
Release Year: 2007
Rating: 5.3/10 (3,548 voted)
Stars: Clovis Cornillac, Vimala Pons, Zohar Wexler
A man wakes up deep inside a cave. Suffering amnesia, he has no recollection of how he came to be here or of what happened to the man whose body he finds beside him. Tailed by a mysterious creature, he must continue through this strange and fantastic world. Enclosed, Tolbiac has no other option to reach the surface than to use REZO ZERO, secret observing cells in this cemetery-like abandoned mine. He embarks upon this journey guided by the roots of a plant, leading the way and the main subject of attention of the REZO.
Writers: Franck Vestiel, Pierre Bordage
Abdel Kader Dahou
(as Abdelkader Dahou)
Escape from Darkness
Release Date: 26 December 2007
Crew or equipment visible:
(At 13:30) As Tolbiac is walking through the corridor, the hand of a following crew member can be clearly seen in the lower right corner of the shot.
Man on wall:
I don't know how you survived 'til now but please: get away!
a man wakes up deep in a cave, in what seems to be an abandoned and empty world. Covered in mud, he sets out trying to find where and who he is.
I do not want to include spoilers in my comment so I will keep it
short. The reason for this is that the success of the film lies in the
haunting atmosphere and the journey on which it takes the viewer more
than in any actual plot. Indeed, the film is centred around one
character and the viewer more or less watches events unfold from the
character's viewpoint. The world first time director Frank Vestiel
creates is truly haunting and very original, it is miles away from most
of the clichés used to recreate a futuristic world. The atmosphere is
eerie and dialogue is kept to a minimum. The soundtrack is absolutely
beautiful. The plot is however a little unclear and some sequences are
quite long, and they are the more oppressive as the viewer is plunged
in darkness. But overall a very original film with very interesting
camera work and haunting and beautiful visuals especially considering
this is Vestiel's first full length feature with a limited budget at
his disposal. Definitely one to watch on the big screen.