Zounds, Zem's Zotes! Review of Low Flying Aircraft

Year: 2002

Release date: Unknown

Director: Solveig Nordlund

Writer: J.G. Ballard (story) & Solveig Nordlund & Colin Tucker & Jeanne Waltz

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Trailer: link

Review by: Dr. Nathan

Rating: 8 out of 10

Their eyes are black bundles of optic nerves set deep in dark sockets. They only see a kind of fluorescent green. They wander mostly at night. They’re called Zotes. And they just keep on being born. And killed.

Add in a real abandoned Portuguese beach resort as a set, feature highly stylized lighting, take your plot from one of J.G. Ballard’s more disturbing short stories, and you’ve taken a seat in front of Aparelho Voador a Baixa Altitude (2002), Swedish director Solveig Nordlund’s artfully rendered riff on J.G. Ballard’s infanticidal 1976 short story, Low-Flying Aircraft.

If you’ve already read Ballard’s story, all you need to know is Nordlund’s adaptation involves shifting the plot’s point of

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