CRIMES OF THE FUTURE: Timlin (Kristen Stewart), Cope (Welket Bungué) und Wippet (Don McKellar) (© 2022 SPF (Crimes) Productions Inc. & Argonauts Crimes Productions S.A., Photo Credit Nikos Nikolopoulos )
CRIMES OF THE FUTURE: Timlin (Kristen Stewart) und Caprice (Léa Seydoux) (© 2022 SPF (Crimes) Productions Inc. & Argonauts Crimes Productions S.A., Photo Credit Nikos Nikolopoulos )
CRIMES OF THE FUTURE: Caprice (Léa Seydoux) (© 2022 SPF (Crimes) Productions Inc. & Argonauts Crimes Productions S.A., Photo Credit Nikos Nikolopoulos )
CRIMES OF THE FUTURE: Saul Tenser (Viggo Mortensen) und Caprice (Léa Seydoux) (© 2022 SPF (Crimes) Productions Inc. & Argonauts Crimes Productions S.A., Photo Credit Nikos Nikolopoulos )
CRIMES OF THE FUTURE: Timlin (Kristen Stewart) (© 2022 SPF (Crimes) Productions Inc. & Argonauts Crimes Productions S.A., Photo Credit Nikos Nikolopoulos )
CRIMES OF THE FUTURE: Cope (Welket Bungué) und Saul Tenser (Viggo Mortensen) (© 2022 SPF (Crimes) Productions Inc. & Argonauts Crimes Productions S.A., Photo Credit Nikos Nikolopoulos )
CRIMES OF THE FUTURE: Timlin (Kristen Stewart) (© 2022 SPF (Crimes) Productions Inc. & Argonauts Crimes Productions S.A., Photo Credit Nikos Nikolopoulos )
CRIMES OF THE FUTURE: Cope (Welket Bungué) (© 2022 SPF (Crimes) Productions Inc. & Argonauts Crimes Productions S.A., Photo Credit Nikos Nikolopoulos )
CRIMES OF THE FUTURE: Brecken (Sotiris Sozos) (© 2022 SPF (Crimes) Productions Inc. & Argonauts Crimes Productions S.A., Photo Credit Nikos Nikolopoulos )
CRIMES OF THE FUTURE: Djuna (Lihi Kornowski) (© 2022 SPF (Crimes) Productions Inc. & Argonauts Crimes Productions S.A., Photo Credit Nikos Nikolopoulos )
CRIMES OF THE FUTURE (© 2022 SPF (Crimes) Productions Inc. & Argonauts Crimes Productions S.A., Photo Credit Nikos Nikolopoulos )
CRIMES OF THE FUTURE: Regisseur David Cronenberg und Hauptdarsteller Viggo Mortensen bei den Dreharbeiten (© 2022 SPF (Crimes) Productions Inc. & Argonauts Crimes Productions S.A., Photo Credit Nikos Nikolopoulos )
CRIMES OF THE FUTURE (© 2022 SPF (Crimes) Productions Inc. & Argonauts Crimes Productions S.A., Photo Credit Nikos Nikolopoulos )

TO WATCH: “CRIMES OF THE FUTURE” BY DAVID CRONENBERG

“Crimes of the Future” is a captivating sci-fi thriller directed by filmmaker legend David Cronenberg.

Set in a dystopian future where a mysterious pandemic has wiped out the adult population, the film follows the enigmatic Dr. Antoine Rouge as he navigates a surreal landscape populated by bizarre characters and unsettling phenomena.

At the heart of the story is the search for the missing Dr. Paul Prentice, a colleague of Dr. Rouge who disappears under mysterious circumstances. As Dr. Rouge delves deeper into the mystery, he uncovers a web of intrigue, conspiracy, and sinister experiments that threaten to unravel the fabric of reality itself. What sets “Crimes of the Future” apart is Cronenberg’s trademark blend of cerebral storytelling, visceral imagery, and thought-provoking themes. The film explores complex ideas about identity, consciousness, and the nature of humanity, inviting audiences to question the boundaries between the real and the surreal. Leading the cast is a stellar ensemble of actors, including frequent Cronenberg collaborator Viggo Mortensen, who delivers a mesmerizing performance as Dr. Antoine Rouge. Mortensen’s portrayal captures the essence of a man haunted by his own past and struggling to find meaning in a world gone mad. But also the rest of the cast, including stars like Kristen Stewart, Léa Seydoux, and Tanaya Beatty, delivered a great job.

With its haunting visuals, atmospheric score, and mind-bending narrative, “Crimes of the Future” stands as a testament to Cronenberg’s enduring influence on the science fiction genre.

As one of the director’s most ambitious and visionary works to date, the film is sure to leave audiences spellbound and contemplating the mysteries of the future. Cronenberg’s impact on the industry is profound, with daring films like “Scanners” and “Videodrome” pushing boundaries with provocative themes. His masterpiece, “The Fly,” showcased his talent for blending visceral horror with profound storytelling. Cronenberg continues to inspire filmmakers, exploring themes of identity and technology in groundbreaking ways.

But in “Crimes of the Future,” Cronenberg departs from his previous glamorous portrayals of the world of the rich and famous, instead embracing a rugged steampunk aesthetic with diffuse lighting, old-fashioned registries, graffiti-covered house ruins, and a technology that feels as organic as it does constructed. The film has been released on DVD and Blu-ray by Weltkino.

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