Sunday, May 1, 2016

Until The End Of The World

The world is about to end but no one seems to care...

(Personal opinion ahead)

Until The End Of The World is probably one of the best movies/mini-series ever made. It combines several genres with a strong cyberpunky, underlying Science Fiction theme as the main denominator.

To be fair: The mix of genres is sometimes successful and sometimes it is not. The vaudevillian slapstick in a Japanese "shoe box" hotel is toe curlingly bad...but I love this movie because of its ability to induce "wanderlust" in pretty much everybody seeing it in its 3 parts.

The movie follows  protagonist Claire around the world, as she tracks down a man she has helped escape from an aboriginal bounty hunter in France and who is carrying a camera "that can make pictures blind people can see".

She meets and befriends a lot of colorful figures on hear way, including but not limited to two Buddhist bank robbers,  who cause her car to crash in high plateau of the Lozere by accidentally throwing a beer bottle at her.

The movie culminates in the outback of Australia as the paths of pretty much everyone Claire meets on her journey cross....and the world finally comes to an end: And nobody seems to care as they arrange their lives and egos in a secret research facility in an aboriginal reservation. 

The movie has a lot of involuntary funny moments because of the tech, fashion and social structures predicted by a 1991 film instructor imagining a 1999.

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