After the ultra-brutal sci-fi exceptional work » Possessor «, it looked as if David Cronenberg’s son Brandon Cronenberg could inherit his father as the master of body horror. After all, Cronenberg Sr. tried his hand in other directions in this millennium with films like «A History Of Violence», «Tödliche Versprechen — Eastern Promises» and » Eine Dunkele Begiered» (all of them already starring Viggo Mortensen).
But now David Cronenberg is returning to the genre that he once played a decisive role in shaping with works such as «Videodrome», «Die Fliege» and «eXistenZ» — and is likely to take it to the extreme again. In » Crimes Of The Future «, his first feature film in eight (!) years, he once again combines the themes of pleasure and pain in his own unique way, as he did in the much-discussed «Crash».
That’s what «Crimes Of The Future» is about
In the near future, humanity will have the ability to change the body at will and undergo various transformations. The performance artist Tenser ( Viggo Mortensen ) and his partner Caprice ( Léa Seydoux ) even made a show out of it. In spectacular surgeries, Tenser has newly grown organs removed in front of an audience — and time and again surpasses himself in the process.
When both the government (including Kristen Stewart ) and a mysterious group are interested in his activities, he finally has to tackle the most shocking performance of all time…
«People will faint»
The previous trailers for «Crimes Of The Future» don’t seem to promise too much, but rather to hold back. A source from the Cannes Film Festival, where «Crimes Of The Future» will have its world premiere later in May, is at least certain that many people will leave the cinema hall, fainting and/or having panic attacks, especially in the last 20 minutes, which was hard to bear.
It is still unclear when we can find out in this country what is really behind these “advance praises”. «Crimes Of The Future» still has no German release date.
«Crimes Of The Future» is already making headlines in advance