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Sunday, January 29, 2006

Vincenzo Natali - Nothing (3)

What a strange movie. Reminiscent of the director's earlier "Cube", this has less of the grim deadliness, and more levity, but also a bit too much jumpy goofiness for the sake of its central metaphor. It's the story of two underdog friends living in a derelict house between two freeways in Toronto, who one fateful day wish the world away and find themselves stranded in a white, bouncy Nirvana - in a typical silly twist, the first thing one of the characters throws into the whiteness to see if it can be walked upon is a statue of Buddha. Subsequent fights between the friends lead them to them wish away more and more of what little they have, and it is a surprise that the movie doesn't end with pure whiteness, like Cube did, but with... ah, well, you'll just have to watch it, because I'm not going to tell you.


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