TWO GENETIC Engineers, Clive and Elsa, are making a creature from a different pool of animal DNAs that could suffice research and development of medicine, say, a cure for cancer. The creature actually has a name, Ginger. Now, Ginger is made from countless studies and hefty sum of money. As you all know, genetic engineered organism has lower life span and it would be a great loss both for the corporation and the scientist to see that happen. Remember the first cloned sheep Dolly? So they create Fred, a male version, who is supposed to mate with Ginger and produce off springs.
Then something went wrong. (Of course something should go wrong, how else could the story go on? Sorry I’m just messing with myself.) When Ginger and Fred is presented with the shareholders, something like, “Behold, the creature that will change the face of the Earth!”, they somehow disliked each other, I’m understating the word disliked they did much worse than that. It is a big let down and the project is about to be terminated. But of course, geeky scientist won’t let that happen especially if they spent their whole life to the project, working for perfection.
Elsa: [crying] What do you want? What do you want?
Dren: Inside… you…
I don’t know how a semi-human semi-animal creature should behave but I’m really impressed on how Delphine Chanéac (as Dren) animated it. When Clive asked her for a dance, she is slightly confused and moves her head apathetically. I have to say upfront that Dren don’t have the ability to speak and so we only got her by body language and as far as Delphine acts, Dren is perfect.
The whole film is shot only on four locations: laboratory, auditorium, apartment and warehouse. But they made the best out of it. Not to mention the lighting of the film. Ah . . .just brilliant. It suggest excitement. I’m a diehard fan of special effects and I really appreciate the intro animation of this film.
No doubt this is a film about a family yearning for completeness but is ripped apart through misunderstanding and technology.
It’s just sad that the fim’s gross profit didn’t cover all their expenses. Guess people don’t fancy much about sci-fi thriller nowadays.