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REVIEW: Never Let Me Go

May 18th 2011 12:00
It is easy to mistake Never Let Me Go for an historical drama of love, and Keira Knightley holds after all a central role, but it is far from what you expect. Sure, the film contains both love and tragedy, but can also be described as a low-key sci-fi thriller, believe it or not.

The very concept that is based on the book of Japan Kazuo Ishiguro is really an absurd vision of the future and might not be considered fully original by itself - clones are created to later donate their organs - but by letting it take place in our time "Never Let Me Go" differs from the others and makes it easier to relate to. We witness a parallel world where something bad is considered normal, and the less weight the story adds to the world's moral issues, the deeper the hopelessness creeps inside the audience.

I felt however that a number of occasions were missed and many questions left unanswered when the end credits began to roll. Admittedly, the filmmakers chose to focus on the romantic aspect, but it's a shame when you have so much more good material to work with. Instead Never Let Me Go answers to what the outcome would be if Jane Austen wrote a sci-fi, a question very few probably asked themselves.

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