In a post-apocalyptic world, in which a large part of the population consists of demented and deformed mutants being kept in reservations, a man embarks upon visiting the ruins of a museum buried under the sea which can only be accessed during low tide.
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Sure, obvious and deep parallels to STALKER. But this goes next level wicked grime, the cracked rim laced with bitter salt tasting something like Balabanov or the darkest of Bosch's paintings. The dark fiery orange-red and sepia palette is utterly delectable. A scorching existential fever-dream. Now excuse me while I go watch everything else Lopushansky has made...
An intoxicating experience, its just that the drug is depression. The post apocalyptical world becomes like a startling mirror to the emotional wasteland of a materialistic society. With an overpowering sense of existentialist dread, the movie takes the character on a inner and outer journey. Its terrifying, beautiful, occasionally heartbreaking, and right from the start; nothing but a masterpiece.