Crimes of the Future, Cronenberg’s nightmare – Cinema

(ANSA) – ROME, AUGUST 12 – A shocking, extreme sci-fi thriller that brought Canadian maestro David Cronenberg back to the Cannes competition in the latest edition: it is Crimes of the Future, arriving in cinemas from August 24 with Lucky Red.

What are these crimes of the future? There are many and almost all related to the body. Now, if you already have a horror of the damage that traditional cosmetic surgery can do to a woman’s face, get ready to see much worse: like an athletic dancer who has had a dozen ears grafted onto his body and his mouth sewn, and this to say that we must listen and not speak.

But this is nothing. Saul Tenser (Viggo Mortensen) and Caprice (Lea Seydoux), two avant-garde body artists, go further.

They even manage to create new organs that grow in the body. Organs whose function is not even known. And this, it must be said, is a phenomenon no longer tied to an elite, but which is becoming common and which makes the exceptional normal, hereditary. It is transhumanism. Man changes, has new organs useful for new functions and, above all, loves to be under the knife, to change. He enjoys in and pain, in being ‘open’ in the literal sense of the word. Even the sex of the past is no more, it is practiced in case through these new openings, through the wounds, on the other hand the complaints of pain and pleasure are similar. However, ‘accelerated evolution syndrome’ is spreading rapidly. And Saul Tenser, along with his partner Caprice, turned the removal of these new organs into a spectacle for his loyal followers to admire in the theater in real time. (HANDLE).

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