Second Opinion – Remainder (2015)

Remainder, 2015.

Directed by Omer Fast.

Starring Tom Sturridge, Cush Jumbo, Ed Speleers, Arsher Ali, Shaun Prendergast and Laurence Spellman.


A London man who loses his memory when he’s struck by a falling object develops a way to reconstruct his past.

A directorial debut from Israeli video artist Omer Fast, and adapted from Tom McCarthy’s novel, Remainder is an infinite loop of unnerving, sinister and mind-bending cause-and-effect.

The story focuses on an unnamed male protagonist in his late twenties or early thirties, played fantastically by Tom Sturridge, as he wakes up from a coma with little to no memory of his life before an accident that left him physically and mentally crippled. Fast works visual clues to their maximum potential to fully immerse in this story, as Sturridge’s character recreates scenes based on the small fragments of memory he still has.

Beginning fairly harmlessly, Remainder gives off

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