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Marina Antunes [Celluloid 05.17.10] trailer news scifi drama

The dystopian future put forth by Leo Flander’s The Fourth Pillar rests somewhere between the very real (and contemporary) The Wave and 1984.

In the near future, the New State Government reigns supreme and in one of its attempts to better the world, it introduces the New State Education Initiative which aims to provide the lower classes with good, free education. On the surface, this looks like a step in the right direction: get troubled teens off the street, teach them new skills and spit them out after a few years as state drones with skills to enter society and give something back but as these things usually work out, it’s never quite as good as it appears on the surface. Behind the uniforms and high walls of State School E-42, the students are getting ready to rebel.

Flander’s film looks great and I love this story but my favourite part of this trailer is the opening 20 seconds which play out like a PSA for the New State Government. Wonder if there’s more tidbits like this pepper throughout the film?

Hat tip to Avery for the find.

Trailer after the break.

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