A woman’s consuming love forces her to bear the clone of her dead beloved. From his infancy to manhood, she faces the unavoidable complexities of her controversial decision.
When first reading about this film, I thought to myself there is no way I shall be watching this; however, somehow I did end up watching it.
Eva Green was absolutely incredible and gave true meaning to the character. The character’s constant state of shock is beautifully performed and she manages to keep the character so real and uses naturalistic dexterity. As for Matt Smith, he brought a true sense of innocence to his character and really allowed himself to connect to the audience as a third-party character.
Director, Benedek Fliegauf, did a superb job at keeping the realism of the piece. Often with these types of story lines, they lose meaning due to over acting and melodrama, however the director allowed everything to have a sense of stillness and time was a fantastic theme used throughout the story. The use of water that appeared a lot was very well crafted to represent the process of life to death; and this had good relation to the story itself.
As I don’t want to give away too much, I shall just say the final scene left me in tears. Whilst the concept is rather disturbing, as it contradicts morals and is extremely controversial, it was played out in such a way, it allows the viewer to actually connect with the characters and see the situation from their point of view. It’s a great example of how the bad can be perceived as good and how viewers can emotionally connect with characters, who did seem ever so real.
Director: Benedek Fliegauf
Writer: Benedek Fliegauf
Stars: Eva Green, Matt Smith, Lesley Manville
Country: Germany | Hungary | France
Release Date: 15 July 2010 (Germany)
Also Known As: Womb
Filming Locations: Hallig Langeneß, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Format : MPEG-4
Format profile : Base Media
Codec ID : isom (isom/avc1)
File size : 701 MiB
Duration : 1 h 51 min
Overall bit rate mode : Variable
Overall bit rate : 876 kb/s