Metropia (Tribeca Festival Premiere) 2010 CC

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Official selection of 2010 Tribeca Film Festival. Vincent Gallo and Juliette Lewis voice this award winning digitally animated thriller. Conspiracy abounds as Roger, guided by voices in his head, navigates an underground oil starved world.

Starring:
Juliette Lewis, Stellan Skarsgard
Runtime:
1 hour 27 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Science Fiction, Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Director Tarik Saleh
Starring Juliette Lewis, Stellan Skarsgard
Supporting actors Udo Kier, Stellan Skarsgård, Alexander Skarsgård, Sofia Helin, Shanti Roney, Fares Fares, Fredrik Eddari, Doreen Månsson, Indy Neidell, Joanna Mikolajczyk, Goran Marjanovic, Magnus Skogsberg, Lotta Bromé, Annelie Persson, Sandy Mansson, Michael Mansson, Jon Wigfield
Studio Tribeca Film
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 3-day viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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Customer Reviews

Not worth the headache.
B. Chandra
It's the animation that you will take away from watching it as it makes the film more accessible and adds a certain amount of depth to the actual story as well.
Joshua Miller
The animation is very cool and the story was interesting.
Dana

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By wiredweird HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on May 10, 2012
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A gray and dystopic future, evil megacorp taking over the world and the people in it - OK, that part's been done. 'Metropia' stands out for doing it brilliantly. It's a lot more than that, though.

Animation has explored the super-realistic, with just enough success that the discrepancies become especially jarring. This goes farther, well into the surreal. That allows for exaggerations of faces and figures, wide-eyed blankness and evil scowls that wouldn't be phyiscally possible for human actors. And, despite great advances in computer-aided post-production, animators can build their worlds from the ground up in the image they want, with no need to retrofit them into scraps of reality. This movie really does use animation in a novel and very distinctive way.

Very enjoyable in many ways. Certainly not one for the kiddies, it scarcely qualifies as as "adult" movie - but body-shy viewers might have trouble with brief- and semi-nudity.

-- wiredweird
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By bunnyrabbit4 VINE VOICE on May 26, 2010
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From the bleak, broken world with its tiny personal living spaces and small pleasures, to the twisted plot that our character finds himself drawn into, this little gem is well worth your time. The animation is as strange and intriguing as the picture on the front, with realistic over-sized faces attached to inadequate bodies. The main character's deadpan acting adds a sublime sense of resignation to this futuristic view of life under corporate control. How interesting that this viewing coincides with the corporate destruction taking place off the coast of my state in the Gulf of Mexico. Seeing the power of a huge corporation first hand makes Metropia seem all the more possible.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Joshua Miller VINE VOICE on November 24, 2011
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Metropia is a 2009 Swedish production that has flown completely under-the-radar, despite fascinating and innovative animation that accompanies the pretty basic science-fiction storyline. I only came upon it by searching for Vincent Gallo films on Netflix. The availability of Metropia is a story itself. You can get the DVD or stream from Netflix, you can purchase a copy of the DVD on Amazon, and yet Wikipedia claims that this film will be released in North America by Paramount Pictures in 2012. Hopefully this last piece of information is true as it might garner this film more exposure.

The plot is pretty standard sci-fi fare. The story takes place in Europe, 2024; the world is running out of oil and Europe's underground subways have been connected into one large underground tunnel called The Metro. Roger (Vincent Gallo) is a lugubrious call-center worker, paranoid about using the Metro, who begins hearing a voice (belonging to Alexander Skarsgård) in his head. Soon the tries to turn Roger against his girlfriend Anna and his paranoia continues growing. After seeing the model whose face graces the bottle of dandruff shampoo he uses, Roger follows her. The woman's name is Nina (voiced by Juliette Lewis) and his involvement with her gets him entangled in a conspiracy involving the Trexx Corporation and its overlord Ivan Bahn (nightmarishly voiced by Udo Kier).

Mind-control, paranoia, technology, dystopian world, muted colors, etc. Standard sci-fi stuff, but delivered with a European flavor. The story is intriguing but slow-moving, requiring patience from the viewer. It only runs 80 minutes, but if you're not ready to invest yourself into the film than steer clear until you are.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Robin Simmons VINE VOICE on March 11, 2011
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This stylish Swedish animated film is about a terrifying, paranoid, dystopian conspiracy set in Europe in 2024. The world is running out of oil and the Trexx Corporation has connected all the undergrounds, or subways, together into a gigantic network. Roger (voiced by Vincent Gallo), a Stockholm call center worker, avoids the underground and blatantly, defiantly rides his bike to work. Sometimes Roger hears voices in his head. Roger soon discovers that Trexx and a vast consumerist conspiracy control his life down to the smallest detail. With the help of beautiful super model Nina (voiced by Juliet Lewis), Roger attempts to break free. An unusual animation technique manipulates real photographs. This film, directed and co-written by Tarik Saleh reminds me of the best works of Terry Gilliam, Roy Anderson and others. It's like a weird but lucid dream.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By artnoize on March 18, 2014
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This is CGI magic; mapping actual faces to animated characters [sometimes they seem like puppets, in the style of 1960's era "Thunderbirds" TV show. I assume the technology will only get better-meaning more natural, in future applications of this technique.]
The dystopian atmosphere reminds me of "1984"; a gritty grayscale palette, with the usual theme of evil corporate greed and intrigue and loss of individuality.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. A. Trelka on March 6, 2014
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Storyline lacks originality. Otherwise a nice take on singularity. Oh, and why must big business always be the bad guy? Just say'n...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Patrick J. Davis on September 10, 2013
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A sublime, yet interesting movie. Outstanding animation bordering on disturbing in it's reality. This film is everything that a non-mainstream film should be. It engages you and it's impossible to turn away.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By erin on July 17, 2013
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it's so strange..i think it's the annimation that makes it so different. i love it. it's like a weird dream. i think you should buy it. not sure why people are complaining about the audio..i had no issue with that. bfd, turn up the volume.
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