Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Never Let Me Go - M. Romanek (2010)

The pitch is out of the ordinary; orphans are being raised as organ donors to a premature death, and need to come to terms with their fate.

The novel is not Kazuo Ishiguro's best - I would have to say 'When We Were Orphans' on that one - but it is still very gifted writing, reassessing Ishiguro's obsession with the past endlessly influencing the present.

The film was not quite as worthless as it has been made out to be : Admittedly, the actors all overdo it (and that's no credit to you, director Mark Romanek!) but it is poetic, though sometimes verging on the melodramatic.

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