In a world where clones are raised to become organ donors, three of them try to come to grips with that inevitable fact – as well as the feelings they have for each other. Kazuo Ishiguro’s dystopia gets a respectable but perhaps overly solemn treatment by the One Hour Photo (2002) director. A very interesting premise, made on a small budget, and the performances certainly carry the film. But the drama that plays out between the three lead characters is not compelling enough to prevent us from asking a lot of questions about their society… and we’re never given any answers.
2010-U.S.-Britain. 103 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Mark Romanek. Screenplay: Alex Garland. Novel: Kazuo Ishiguro. Cast: Carey Mulligan (Kathy), Andrew Garfield (Tommy), Keira Knightley (Ruth), Charlotte Rampling, Sally Hawkins, Isobel Meikle-Small… Andrea Riseborough, Domhnall Gleeson.