sorry for the mistakes
With all confidence this could become the reference film of various
conspiracy theorists. A checkmate to who would rule the world by M.
Night Shyamalan, who is inspired by the graphic novel "Château de
sable", written by Pierre-Oscar Levy and drawn by Frederik Poetesche
apparently it was given to him by his children and that immediately it
hit him to the point to buy immediately the rights.
You say: if it is inspired by a graphic novel, what is the fault of the
director of any conspiracy theses you mentioned in the first lines?
Well the American director has changed some things, such as the ending,
and it is reasonable to think that he has also ridden the wave of the
last few years.
In any case, Shyamalan takes us into a horror / thriller focused on the
passage of time, exacerbating the theme, which already (sorry, but I'm
old) is definitely dramatic.
It all revolves around a group of tourists from a luxurious resort who
take an organized trip to a beach famous for its beauty. There,
however, they realize that they are trapped and that above all time
passes much faster than elsewhere. So between useless escape attempts,
the protagonists have to face the problem, between inevitable clashes.
Gael Garcia Bernal plays Guy married to Prisca (Vicky Krieps), a couple
in crises, with children who take one last vacation before the divorce.
Rufus Sewell is instead Charles married to Chrystal (model Abbey Lee)
obsessed with physical appearance. There are also an Asian couple and a
rapper named Mid-Sized Sedan.
Rather well-known interpreters at the service of a film that dispenses
a lot of elegance and above all, every now and then, brilliant camera
movements. Shyamalan's hand is undoubtedly the best thing in a movie,
in which the "passing of time" affects not only the protagonists but
also the story itself. Minute by minute the story becomes less
interesting, it gets lost in the beach where it is set, inserting
predictable intertwining and situations that lead to nothing. The
blatantly commercial ending and above all pulled beyond belief closes
the circle of a film that is a descending parable, just like the life
of its characters.