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The Untamed (Amat Escalante)

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on: April 13, 2017, 04:16:17 AM

dir. Amat Escalante

Trailer with english subs

A couple in a troubled marriage locate a meteorite, initiating an encounter with a mysterious creature. Their lives are turned upside down by the discovery of the creature, which is a source of both pleasure and destruction.

Apparently this is like Lovecraft + Tarkovsky + tentacle porn. SOLD.


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Reply #1 on: April 13, 2017, 05:50:19 AM
God this looks/sounds fantastic...

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What inspired this film was a news article about a man who drowned, and the headline read "faggot drowned". Amat Escalante was so appalled by the lack of humanity that he decided to make a film exploring themes of sex, homosexuality, violence and gender roles. And it the middle of it all, simply lacking any humanity at all: an alien which both gives humans pleasure and destroys them. When facing the cruelty and violence in Mexico, creating a supernatural being might seem less far fetched than reality.


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Reply #2 on: April 26, 2017, 06:06:13 AM
UK Blu-ray coming from Arrow on September 25, 2017. US blu-ray coming from Strand Releasing on November 7, 2017.

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