Ares (2016)

  |  Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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In a future France with many unemployed, big companies run the country. Ares is a loser boxer. When his sister's arrested, he agrees to a new drug, that'll help him win.


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18 July 2017 | thekarmicnomad
| Gritty dystopian character movie with a tiny slither of cyberpunk.
In France of the future the corporations are all powerful. Despite owning pretty much everything they seem bent on ruining everyone's day for a profit. It is now legal to test chemicals and robotics on people, leading to some great gizmos and some very messed up test subjects.

The title character is a boxer who ekes a living by getting his head kicked in on cable TV. He is a quiet, moody pragmatist dedicating himself to survival.

His sister and niece have much grander ideas.

What follows is a great character study. It is the realist verses the idealist. If no body tries to make a change then nothing changes - on the other hand you have to accept the cost that you and those around you are going to pay.

The action is fairly light, there are some fisty-cuffs but nothing to get excited about. The characters are very interesting and well cast. The filming is purposely dark and grungy - don't expect too much of Sci- Fi this is mainly about a clash of ideals.

Definitely worth a Netflix watch.

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Music by
Alex Cortés feat. David Imbault
© 2016 Gaumont / Albertine Productions


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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller


Release Date:

23 May 2017



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