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Release Date : 10 December 2012 (USA)
Language : English
Genres : Drama, Romance
Director : Juan Diego Solanas
Writers : Santiago Amigorena, Juan Diego Solanas
Country : Canada, France
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Adam (Sturgess) is an ordinary guy in an extraordinary universe. He lives humbly trying to make ends meet, but his romantic spirit holds on to the memory of a girl he met once upon a time from another world, an inverted affluent world with its own gravity, directly above but beyond reach… a girl named Eden (Dunst). Their childhood flirtation becomes an impossible love. But when he catches a glimpse of grown up Eden on television, nothing will get in the way of getting her back… not even the laws of science
Upside Down is a fantasy-romance film written and directed by Juan Diego Solanas. Starring Jim Sturgess and Kirsten Dunst, the film is about a man searching an alternate universe for a long-lost love from his youth. Upside Down has finished filming and is now in post-production. The movie was released on 23 August 2012 in Russia.
The French production company Studio 37 initially searched for an American co-producer, and received positive response from Hollywood representatives who read the screenplay. However, because of cultural differences, they decided to look for European partners instead, as they thought it would be essential for the project to be driven primarily by its director. The film was eventually produced by Studio 37, Onyx Films and the Montreal-based company Transfilm, for a budget of $50 million.
Variety reported from the Cannes Film Market in 2009 that Kirsten Dunst and Emile Hirsch were in talks to play the film’s two leading roles. A few months later the same magazine reported that Jim Sturgess had been cast instead of Hirsch.
Principal photography started in Montreal in February 2010. Filming and post-production were located to Canada because of the country’s low taxes for film productions. Producer Dimitri Rassam said: “We couldn’t have made Upside Down without the French funding system but there was no way we could have shot [in France] because the tax rebate is not attractive enough.”
I like sci fi movies when they are a metaphor of something else. Or maybe they do not pretend to be a metaphor and it is just me who can’t avoid to see it that way.
And I like movies when they show who the director is.
When I first start watching the movie, I thought it was a Russian film. And that the worlds were a metaphor from the cold war.
But it didn’t go deep into this analogy. But, it did develop the topic that the protagonist was from an inferior world trying to have the privilege to enjoy the superior world. The inferior world is poor. The superior world is rich, developed, and dominates the inferior world, even when this superior/inferior distinction is arbitrary.
And I loved the scenes in the cafe Dos Mundos, with couples dancing a tango “el último café”. Yes. The director, Solanas, is argentinean, from the land of tango. And yes, he has this vision of inferior versus superior world. I live in a country from the inferior world. And I know, just like the protagonist, that this is just an arbitrary distinction.
Solanas is like the protagonist. He comes from the inferior world, but now lives with the privileges from the superior world.
This movie made me think about my situation. Working in Latin America for a Multinational company, doing the work just to see how the “superior” world takes the benefits.
Good sci-fi movie for us, the inhabitants from the inferior world.