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Dreary and dull French flick has a group of young boys living on a secluded island with their mothers who are also nurses. They take the boys to a mysterious institute each day to be experimented on…and that’s kinda it, plot-wise.

Directed by Lucile Hadžihalilović from script by she and Alante Kavaite, this is a tedious affair. While it has atmosphere and there are some disturbing visuals, the film is short on exposition and explanation. It’s all very gloomy and mysterious, but with only vague hints at what is actually taking place and why, one looses patience and interest in this flick quickly. The cinematography by Manuel Dacosse was quite sumptuous as was Hadžihalilović’s shot framing, but ultimately it’s depressing and achieves only boredom. A little too artsy for it’s own good.

-MonsterZero NJ

2 star rating



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