The hypnotic rhythm of a freighter’s pace reveals the continuous movement of the machinery devouring its workers. Perhaps it is a boat adrift, or maybe just the last example of an endangered species with engines still running, unstoppable.
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more proof that contemporary cinematographers are more talented than their directors, some of the most beautiful images i've seen in a film, but more importantly this is a film which films people working
[Review] 80/100 - Dead Slow Ahead (Mauro Herce, Spain)
Through long takes, Herce leads us through a rather incredible journey, with never a feeling of stasis in spite of its constant feeling of presence.
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Eerie landscapes and the desolate, alien sights/sounds of an industrial freighter at sea, turned into haunting disembodied abstractions. It's something like an atmospheric immersion (best on a big screen); and if it asks our participation, it repays in spades; seeps in, to our intuitive sense of knowing - which is empathy-in-general - so that, before we ever meet these men, we know the tone of their thoughts... 3.75
breathtaking clouds and water; haunting industrial ports. on the boat the karaoke, maps, and belly of the ship are provoking while the shots of pipes are expected. formally well done but nothing suprising