It’s great to see Aja going back to his extreme French roots. His latest film, Oxygen is stepping back and staying small scale in its nature. It’s also going back to original ideas from the director.
The synopsis for Oxygen goes like this:
Oxygen is a French survival thriller directed by Alexandre Aja. The film tells the story of a young woman (Mélanie Laurent, 6 Underground, Inglourious Basterds), who wakes up in a cryogenic pod. She doesn’t remember who she is or how she ended up there. As she’s running out of oxygen, she must rebuild her memory to find a way out of her nightmare.
If you have seen his early films like High Tension aka Switchblade Romance, you know that Aja is a serious director. His venture into US film-making took him to bigger budgets and remakes. The Hills Have Eyes was a brutal look at what the director was capable of. Even with The Hills Have Eyes and Mirrors, it was always sitting in the back of my mind that I really wished he was working on his original IP. That’s why Oxygen is so exciting.
Oxygen lands on Netflix exclusively beginning May 12.
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