Atlas Independent, 852 Films, Speranza13 Media,

Sharlto Copley, Joseph Morgan, Thomas Kretschmann, Erin Richards, Josie Ho, Max Wrottesley

A man (Sharlto Copley) wakes up in a pit full of dead bodies, and no memory of who he is or why he might have been laying in the pit. There’s no way out, and no hope, and he’s really confused until a rope slides down the rock and an Asian woman he can’t remember pulls him out. When he arrives at the top, she doesn’t speak, but leads him to a nearby house where he meets a half dozen or so other people who are in the same mess. Everyone seems slightly familiar, but no memories, and no idea what they have in common or what is going on.

I rated this film rather highly because I really enjoyed the method by which this film was made. The character in the film doesn’t know anything, and we, the audience, are in the same boat. We have no clue what’s going on either, and we won’t until the final moments of the film. The photography was fabulous, and the virtually unknown cast made me feel like I was in the same situation as the folks in the film. We examine natural distrust as well the self preservation instinct. No one wants to believe the the others are what they say they are. The tension is riveting though out, and it never lets up. The pressure is on big time as we struggle through the lack of information like the characters do. There are so many twists and turns though out the story, but in the end, we pretty much learn what the bigger picture is. I hate to even categorize this film, as its mostly suspense, and only a little bit gory, although the “pit” is rather disgusting. But the pressure builds and a few eerie comments let you know someone is coming in a few days. All of the people in the film play their parts really well, and it helps make the film even more alarming. You’ll see homage to many classic suspense films, but the story itself is rather unique which also adds to the enjoyment. The less you know of the plot, the better. This is an indie film, and a very good one. Very thought provoking, although not quite so out in left field. The story has a feeling of possible reality and may really make you think about the future of mankind. this is one of those “hidden gems” that out there. It’s a film you’ve never heard of, but will probably really enjoy if you give it a chance.

EdG – EdsReview Dot Com – A Movie Review Blog



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