In 1986, a group of anarchists cobble together a home-made bomb and plant it in a hatedbuilding. Something goes wrong with the mechanism, and the bomb doesn’t go off until 2000, bywhich point most of the group have moved on with their lives. The fact that they filmedthemselves making the bomb presents a problem, however, and the reunited group must find away to break into police headquarters to recover the incriminating evidence. This film is not ablanket condemnation of se…l-outs, as the futility of the battle being waged by the lone hold-outsis more than apparent. While not earth-shaking (this is no Run Lola Run), this is still fast-moving, very enjoyable filmmaking.
A great, pounding soundtrack underscores the action, and is given a very nice mix. Thesound effects are a lot of fun as well, and the environment is nicely consistent even when stuffisn’t blowing up. The dialogue is crisp and distortion-free.
An extremely widescreen transfer: 2.40:1 anamorphic. The blacks and contrasts are verystrong, and the shifts in colour between different film stocks (signifying different eras) is wellpreserved. The flesh tones are sometimes a bit pale, but there is no grain.
Nothing, except for trailers for xXx, Snatch and Advertising Rules! The menu is basic.
An awful lot of fun to be had here, even if you can call most of the plot twists. The setting issomething we haven’t seen much in North American films, however.
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