| 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.