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Crimes Of The Future: Cronenberg’s Most Awaited Film

Quick Facts:

Release date:25th May 2022 (France), 9th Sep 2022 (UK)
Director:David Cronenberg
Screenplay:David Cronenberg
Box Office:3.5 million USD
Cinematography:Douglas Koch
Distributed by:Metropolitan Filmexport, Vertigo Films

Crimes of the Future is one of the films everyone’s been looking forward to. Since being informed about it during the 2022 Cannes film festival. Where it competed with the Palme d’Or and received a standing ovation of six minutes. Moreover, this horror film is also recognized for the many people who left within those first minutes.

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Director: David Cronenberg

David Cronenberg has a new horror film. Shockingly, we learn it’s based on the love of gore and bizarre technology. David Cronenberg belongs to that rarest of directors whose style could be considered an entire genre.

Crimes Of The Future Scene
Crimes Of The Future Scene

Much like Cronenberg’s most famous works (Dead Ringers Crash and the eXistenZ), Crimes of the Future is full of brilliant ideas. The film provides many ideas to think about. The idea that humans are fuelled by waste that is not biodegradable could be the solution to saving our planet.

Cronenberg’s cast, such as Viggo Mortensen, and Lea Seydoux, fully justify their characters in the film. Mortensen and Seydoux are performance artists and lovers. Physically ill Saul and the healthy Caprice eventually will meet with Brecken’s father (Scott Speedman).

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What’s Happening In The Crimes Of The Future?

Saul Tenser, a performance artist, develops new organs within his body and then shows the process of removing them with his co-worker. The process becomes more complicated once a journalist spots them.

Crimes Of The Future is an action film with a lot to think about. Cronenberg is 79 years old, and the film poses questions not just about his mortality but also about the future of humanity itself. From Scanner’s mutant psychics to The Fly’s transformation and the accelerating central theme of Cronenberg’s body horrors. In Crimes Of The Future, Cronenberg pushes the idea to new, nihilistic heights.

In a feeble and technologically polluted future, humans have transformed into an unfeeling and pain-free species, invulnerable to injury and illness. The only exception seems to be Viggo Mortensen’s performer Saul Tenser: a living and coughing factory of useless organs that have tumors tattooed by his girlfriend (Lea Seydoux) to an audience of hot spectators.

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Only Cronenberg can make something this shocking look so sexy and opulent. The live autopsies look like the orgy from Eyes Wide Shut crossed with Toby Carvery. They are both bizarre and familiar. It’s the rebellious erotica as Rabid, Dead Ringers, and Crash.