After David Cronenberg strayed from his body horror roots with A History Of Violence, Deadly Promises, Cosmopolis and Maps To The Stars, the director of classics such as Die Fliege and Videodrome ‘ back to exactly that point with his new work ‘ Crimes Of The Future ‘. Even before its premiere, which will soon be celebrated at the Cannes Film Festival, the sci-fi horror seems to have positioned itself as THE scandal film of the year .
According to World Of Reel , the film was shown to festival officials and caused a stir. The source particularly emphasized the last 20 minutes of «Crimes Of The Future», where things really get down to business. It is also expected that at the Cannes premiere, people will leave the theater, faint or have real panic attacks. We will find out in a few days from Cannes whether this will really be the case. However, it will be a while before the film hits the big screen in this country…
«Crimes Of The Future» has a German cinema release!
As has now become known, «Crimes Of The Future» will start in German cinemas on November 3, 2022. The distributor Weltkino is responsible for this — and it remains exciting to see whether David Cronenberg’s new prank will have problems with the censorship authorities or will receive FSK approval without any problems. Based on previous reports about the body horror thriller, the former wouldn’t be too surprising at least.
In an interview with Deadline , David Cronenberg stated that the film will either attract or repel audiences. He is also very sure that there will be many room escapes: «There are some violent scenes. I’m sure people will leave the room within the first five minutes of the film.»
Operations in front of a live audience
In Crimes Of The Future, set in the near future, many human bodies transform and mutate in an accelerated evolution. Eccentric performance artist Saul Tenser ( Viggo Mortensen ) makes a deal out of it with his assistant Caprice ( Léa Seydoux ). In front of a paying audience, he celebrates operations on his ever-changing body, during which his newly grown organs are removed…
Joining Viggo Mortensen (with whom David Cronenberg has previously worked on A History Of Violence, Deadly Promises and A Dark Desire) and Leá Seydoux is Kristen Stewart , recently nominated for Spencer . You can check out the quite (quite literally) haunting trailer for Crimes Of The Future here:
Crimes Of The Future Trailer OV