Why watch this film?
French filmmaker Alexandre Aja gained notoriety in cinema by bringing tense stories to the big screen, regardless of the production level, such as 'Killer Predators' and 'High Tension'. In 'Oxygène', the filmmaker continues with his trademark in an even more tense and claustrophobic setting. In this Netflix exclusive production, Aja follows the desperation of Elizabeth (Mélanie Laurent), who wakes up in a cryogenic chamber at the wrong time. She does not know who she is, how she got there, or how to solve the drop in oxygen levels. With an exciting start, 'Oxygène' draws attention to the controlled environment, almost restricted throughout the 100 minutes to the space of the cryogenic chamber, playing with the sensations of the viewer. Too bad that, in the second half, first-time screenwriter Christie LeBlanc forgets that "less is more" and bets on a series of twists that only tire the viewer. But it's still a good movie, with tension at its peak and Laurent's (‘Respire’) and Mathieu Amalric's surefire performance as the voice of an artificial intelligence.
A woman who wakes in a cryogenic chamber with no recollection of how she got there, must find a way out before running out of air.
Where to watch?
Available at home