Madrid, May 16. (CulturaOcio) –
Available now on Netflix The film “Oxygen” by French director Alexandre Aja. After his box office victory with the critically acclaimed movie Underwater Hell, the director goes to the stage with a one-of-a-kind science fiction proposal. Melanie Laurent s He was shot in France Birth. A phenomenon that triumphed on the podium, especially because of its mysterious result.
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Starting, “Oxygen” begins in a very similar way to “Buried” by Rodrigo Cortés. A woman wakes up in a medical refrigeration unit, does not remember how she arrived and slowly decreasing the amount of oxygen. A claustrophobic environment makes him race against time to discover why he is imprisoned and if there is a possibility of escape.
And that is that “oxygen” is much more than the story of Liz (Laurent), it is the story of how the human race tries to cling to its survival in an inhospitable world. This is the final part in which Christie Leblanc’s scenario resolves an atmosphere of subjugation and intrigue.
The film raises several questions that Aja himself commented on in an interview with Inverse. “What keeps people afloat when they are likely to die?What makes people quarrel even in the darkest momentsThe director asked.
This can be seen when Liz records a voice message to her husband Leo (Zaidi’s owner) just as he is about to run out. She told him she would always keep their memories of them, even if they never lived them.. This is what drives you to find a solution to your problem and save your life.
And it turns out Liz was only alive for the 101 minutes the movie lasted. It is one of the 10,000 Omicrons, genetically modified clones created to populate a new planet to replenish the human race. Liz’s husband, Leo, died on Earth from a deadly virus. It is his version of the Omicron that survived, wrapped in a capsule until it reached its destination, Planet Wolf 1061 C.
It’s a great science fiction ending, as there is a real basis for it. Wolf 1061c is a true exoplanet that lies in orbit in the habitable zone of red star Wolf 1061, In the constellation Ophiuchus, at a distance of 13.9 light years from Earth. It is the second planet in a system from which two other planets have been found. Its size is larger than the size of the Earth, with a radius of 1.6 times larger.
Due to the distance between the Wolf 1061 C and the ground, a cooling or hibernation condition is essential for such a long journey. when Liz discovers that she is a clone and that her husband – who he discovered also suffers from hypersomnia– It’s also a replica, when he decides to avoid the euthanasia protocol that started when his oxygen level reached its limit. Liz successfully veer jobs Wizard and back to hibernation.
It seems that the woman is successful, because the next photo of her and her husband are embracing in front of the beach with a nearby planet lurking around. Although the viewer knows that they are not authentic Liz and Léo, at least their copies have a happy ending.
And that is that “oxygen”, in fact, has two ends. One precedes the plot itself, when a pandemic devastates mankind, killing Liu and Liz was left to grow up on her own, so she could continue her research on cloning and memory implantation Liz also reveals herself in a voice message to her copy. The positive is that, in fact, humans – or rather their replicas – have managed to survive on a planet far from the solar system.
Two complementary results, which are what impressed the critics A new victory for one of the most interesting contemporary European figures in the field of cinema.