'ethernal astronaut', a well known sci-fi and political comic of Argentine's seventies soon to realize it was a totally different story.The best think of the film are without doubt the acting and the oppressive atmosphere created by a well taken camera viewpoints and background music and the special effects were pretty cool too, I absolutely buy that everything on the movie was actually happening, the guns shooting, the sick people, the dead bodies, everything.I'm giving ten stars to this movie because it actually hypnotize me to the point of stop zapping, sit down, sharap and watch and for the euphoria I feel for the next hour after the movie ended.This is a great movie that will have you in a tense suspense for more than an hour and I hope you enjoy it as I did! BTW, this is definitely not a chic movie, so if you are a woman little girls may still enjoy it and you don't like it please don't rate it down, this movie it isn't for you.
Entertaining events in post-apocalypse alike, quarantined apartment building. It will make you think about how you and your neighbors would act (by JvH48)
I saw this film as part of the "Imagine" film festival 2011 in Amsterdam. The story gets very close to a post-apocalypse situation. An apartment building is quarantined due to an unnamed disease. Apart from the initial appearance of health care personnel, and some helicopters we see and hear circling above the building, there are no interactions with the outside world. What we see happening is completely contained within the apartment building.Initially I was afraid that the story would focus too much on the seven month pregnant couple with their internal struggles, tensions and <more>
mood changes. I was relieved that this was not the case at all. Dramatic developments came from interactions with various kinds of neighbors. Most of them were to be considered potentially hostile. This is not unusual when it comes to survival issues, harvesting food and weapons, and suspecting others from spreading the disease that started the quarantine.When leaving the theater, I gave an "excellent" score for the public prize competition. As an after burner, the film makes you think how you and your neighbors would act in such a situation. It gives an extra meaning to the name of this festival.
A great parody of paranoid times! (by info-lacinerata)
I still remember the time when the influenza pandemic made us all paranoids. This is a microcosm sample of that time. A few neighbors isolated in quarantine fighting each other for survival. Great gags, performances and music with moments of extreme stress. It is great to see Argentinian cinema renewing and betting on risky products. Ironic and somewhat bizarre at times, Fase 7 is a fantastic story that might not like everybody, though. But the discerning viewer can not deny that seldom has been so great production on this land and from now on we should not doubt about our filmmakers' <more>
abilities. This is an Opera Prima with a stomping debut that it's well worth seeing!
Amusing, kinda bonkers, apocalyptic movie (by queen_of_the_troubled_teen)
So imagine if in Shaun of the Dead, Liz was 7 months pregnant, they'd just done their monthly supermarket shop and instead of going out, they'd decided to hole up in her block of flats. And the zombies don't bother to attack there are no zombies in Phase 7, but it has the feel of a zombie film . But the rest of the apartment block goes a bit mental. That would kind of be along the lines of this film. It's funny most the humour is pretty subtle but there are a few real laugh out loud moments and it is quite bonkers but in a really enjoyable way. It's maybe not fair to <more>
compare it to SotD, it's not quite in that league, but it is a really enjoyable film with some great fun performances that's worth checking out if you get the chance.
You know, in the last few years, it seems the foreign cinema is out to show Hollywood what it's all about. There have been great French horror films in the last two years Prey and La Horde come to mind and now there is Phase 7 Fase 7 from Argentina.The movie centers around the lead character Coco and his wife, who are expecting a child. We learn that the wife is 7 months along. The story opens with them stocking up on groceries like they always do and bickering a little. They see a huge rush of people come in and furiously start shopping but don't really think anything of it.When <more>
they return to their condominium building and begin sorting groceries, they receive a call during dinner that one family member is to go to the lobby. Coco goes down and is informed that the building is in quarantine and the Ministry of Health will have people come and check on them.Coco and his paranoid maniac friend Horacio band together as the residents of the quarantined building begin to turn on each other for food and because they think someone is infected.Coco is a slacker. An oaf, who is decidedly pacifist, and is content to let his pregnant wife change lightbulbs. When Horacio arms him and gives him a bio-suit, he is clumsy and twice gets knocked silly by wall-mounted concussion grenades.The violence gets bloody at the end with a surprise twist. I won't give this one away, so you'll have to watch the film. I saw it with English subtitles that were pretty spot-on, but it was nice to be able to practice my Spanish a bit as well.All-in-all, this movie should be destined to be nominated and maybe win! an award or two, and is one of the better foreign films I've seen this year. Hats off to everyone involved. You had my attention for the whole movie and I actually enjoyed it! Thank you!