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quietearth [Celluloid 02.04.09] movie news comedy fantasy

It's sad that Rania Ajami's feature-length debut is having it's premier at the European Film Market instead of in a proper major fest considering the beautiful photography and production design. Really, this is a stunner of another level which is why I call it "Gilliam-esque". Will the whole feature hold up to the vague sanity displayed in the trailer? I sure hope so.

Work, family, relationships, deadlines, terrorism, information overload... When modern life is getting crazier and crazier, day by day, who wouldn't think about getting out? Leaving it all behind? Wouldn't that be the only sane response to this mad world? "Asylum Seekers" is about escapism, about feeling the pressure and deciding on a radical solution. Our six characters can't take their various stresses any more and are heading for the door marked EXIT. It leads to a deluxe, exclusive, luxuriously-appointed mental asylum, an adult funfair where they can let it all go and be waited on hand and foot for the rest of their carefree lives. Or so it seems... The first twist is that there are limited places. Only one free bed remains. The competition is on. And there are many other surprises lying in wait for the unwary, would-be-insane patient... The ride out of the world they know has only just begun!

Really you do NOT want to miss this, check out the trailer after the break!

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Hot Fuzz (13 years ago) Reply

Looks insane (get it). Definitely some erratic, Gilliamesque mis-en-scene at work there. Nice one.


Anonymous (13 years ago) Reply

a friend took me to an early screening and i LOVED it...
please post the release date/festival info if you hear of any


kenneth johnson (13 years ago) Reply

WOW!!! Would love to see is simply beautifully shot and it looks like Brazil meets One Few Over...where can I see it???

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