A deserted city is the setting, where a woman walks alone trying to approach and enter the forbidden zone. Traps and the morning patrol lurk everywhere. Electronic voices summon the (non-existent) people to abandon the city. Can a love affair in this place survive?
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The image of the house-owning toy car jealously guarding its premises overlapped w/ an early Brit experience. Watching the road, the cars seemed to move spectrally on their own. For a second I could portray this species of self-governed and -propelled technology living in closed communities away from all human intrusion, tinkering in the garden, flocking out to absorb the skimpy sunshine. Then I recalled that drivers
Was going through old ratings and forgot I had watched this months ago...definitely better than Singapore Sling, mostly for the setting, though I remember almost nothing else about it save when she goes to the theater.
It's not easy to track down (ordering a copy through Nikos Nikolaidis' official site is your best bet), but "Morning Patrol" is a must for Sci-Fi fans. A beautiful tone poem of a film, with sumptuously lit and photographed post-apocalyptic vistas to rival "Stalker," an elegiac synth score, subtle performances, and pithy, poetic excerpts from the likes of Ray Chandler and Philip K. Dick.