Hit by a falling object in a freak accident, an unnamed man (Tom Sturridge) awakens from a coma with a large compensation settlement and his memory gone. As precious fragments return, he uses his wealth to physically reconstruct the visions, leading him to an unsolved crime and the secret of his undoing.
Dire British concept film
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Yet another ugly-looking, boring British film with zero visual imagination. It’s a simple story with an annoying twist ending, but you probably won’t get that far before bailing. It’s more of a concept than a film, as the ‘making of’ feature proves. Lottery funded? You guessed it. The concept may have worked in book form, but you need more than a concept to transfer it to the screen. The execution is awful. No sense of pace or narrative drive. Just a series of ugly, poorly chosen, handheld, too-close-up shots cobbled together to no particular purpose.
Why handheld? Why so close up? It’s cinema. Open it out. Hold the camera steady. Add a sleep-inducing score and you’re in for a bum-numbing hour and a half. Writer/director Omer Fast makes those pretentious concept video installations you may have tried to watch in art galleries. This is in the same category. It’s his first ‘feature’. Makes you weep for British cinema.