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Canada 2012
produced by
Alfredo Salvatore Arcilesi for Arcilesi Films
directed by Alfredo Salvatore Arcilesi
starring Charles Lo Manto, Kelly-Marie Murtha
written by Alfredo Salvatore Arcilesi, music by Craig Saltz, special effects by Carlos Henriques

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review by
Mike Haberfelner

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The situation could not be more commonplace: In his garage, a man (Charles Lo Manto) works on his car - and as it happens quite frequently in real life, he cuts his hand. And as men are of course rather allergic to seeing their own blood, the man has a nervous breakdown ... nothing at all unusual about this - until his face changes into ... something unhuman. Could it be that he's ...?

Eventually, the man's wife (Kelly-Marie Murtha) enters the scene and tries to console him. She looks perfectly human - but why does she speak in an alien tongue and talk about the future of their species?

 

A truly interesting piece of film: Judging from its outline, coupled with its enjoyably retro monster makeup, this may seem like your typical pulpy monster/alien invasion flick - and yet it's a dialogue piece that takes place in one of the most mundane places of them all, a garage, and (apart from the futuristic closing shot) it features nothing you'd expect from your typical genre picture. Additional to that, this movie is not carried by genre-typical spitfire editing but consists of only a handful of long shots, and it's carried by it's two (excellent) actors rather than a barrage of special effects (again, apart from the closing shot, but that's to bring the punchline across rather than anything else).

A very fine piece of highly unusual science fiction, actually!

 

review © by Mike Haberfelner

 

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