This is kinda film you choose as a starter of the weekend night cinema orgy, and then end up realizing you need to sleep right as possible. I really liked the slow heavy locomotion of machines and people. Red-green shades too. Cinematography was nice. There's always something mesmerizing about repetitive hand-work and metal noises.
Beautiful chromatic tone and texture. Minutely adjusted frames and depths of field. I'm particularly impressed by the women workers at the end of the film. Strangely, their turbans and clothes remind me of Vermeer. Their vivid colours stand out from the monotonous background, seem to beg for a fair share of respect.
Amazing, how this rather uninspiring, monotonous setting reveals so many layers, evokes different emotions, thoughts... It is hypnotic, and strikes us how the people became reduced to mindless drones, disposable extensions of the machinery... Beautiful cinematography, especially framing and lighting, interesting use of sound.
The colors as a contrast to the monotonous everyday life in a factory. No talk, only the sounds from the machines. Waking up thoughts about the western culture and its values. The hardworking people are captured in such an expressive way, in a beautified environment, which has it lost its glory behind the fight for surviving.
En une succession de (beaux) plans fixes, le réalisateur nous donne à voir la vacuité du travail à la chaîne. Les corps sont las, les regards vides, aussi bien du côté des hommes que des femmes. La bande-son restitue les moindres modulations de ce maelström angoissant et désenchanté.
It reminds me one of the old visionaries which were predicting that in the future people wouldn't be needed in factories anymore and to save the society they will keep working without any impact on the production just to keep the unemployment low and keep people busy because all the work is easily done by robots instead. It is of course rather humorous vision but I could find some associations with it in the film.