Watch the Beautiful, Haunting Trailer for Indie Sci-Fi Film "Hidden Reserves"

Thursday, 04 August 2016 - 3:45PM
Thursday, 04 August 2016 - 3:45PM
Watch the Beautiful, Haunting Trailer for Indie Sci-Fi Film "Hidden Reserves"
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Each year, there's approximately one indie sci-fi movie that stands out above all the rest, and becomes one of the best-regarded movies of the year. In 2015, it was Ex Machina. In 2014, it was Under the Skin and Snowpiercer. We're not sure when this haunting and visually stunning movie, Hidden Reserves, will make it to the US (or if it will at all), but hopefully it will make our "best-of" list in 2016 or 2017.



It's difficult to tell exactly what's happening in this teaser, especially since there are no English subtitles. But the visuals are to die for, especially the shot of the lovers dancing in front of frozen, farmed human bodies. According to this synopsis from Screen Anarchy, the film depicts a doomed love story within a corporate dystopia, kind of like a mash-up between Mr. Robot and 1984.

Opening quote
Insurance agent VINCENT BAUMANN is a cold-hearted careerist and slave to a relentless system set in the future who falls victim to the corporations for whom he works. He is demoted to henchman and tries stubbornly to re-enter the job world and fight his way back up the corporate ladder. In the process he encounters the activist LISA SOKULOWA, who not only questions his world but actively fights against it. Through her Baumann comes to realize that there are other values than income and material success. He ends up turning against his former ideology and helping another human being: Lisa. The two of them have no future together. But they can celebrate a small triumph of dignity against the ruling, all-powerful regime.
Closing quote

Hidden Reserves comes out in Austria on October 28, but, as far as we know, has no distribution in the U.S. yet.
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