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Womb

"Womb" is about a woman`s all-consuming love, which forces her to bear the clone of her dead beloved. As a little girl visiting her grandfather, shy Rebecca befriends ginger-haired Tommy. They quickly develop a profound friendship during their summer adventures in the remote coastal area. But their fairy-tale romance ends when Rebecca goes to faraway Tokyo. A few years later, young Rebecca (Eva Green) returns to find her childhood friend. Their passionate reunion is short-lived when Tommy (Matt Smith) is killed in a freak car accident. Devastated, Rebecca feels that life cannot go on without Tommy and turns to the controversial Department of Genetic Replication. Although wary of the potential repercussions, Tommy`s parents reluctantly agree to supply Rebecca with the necessary DNA sample for her to bear a new Tommy in her womb. Life with little Tommy is full of joy but how will Rebecca explain away the confusing urges that new Tommy doesn`t understand?

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Genre: Drama / Art / Independent
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Cast: Eva Green, Matt Smith, Lesley Manville
Director: Benedek Fliegauf
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Watch this if you liked: : “Birth”, “Never Let Me Go”

As the youngest actor ever to play the doctor on British TV's "Doctor Who", the slightly unnatural-looking Matt Smith finds himself suitably and disturbingly cast as Thomas, a genetic clone who is borne by a mother of whom was also his lover! Confusing? Let's do this again. A woman (enigmatic dark Euro beauty Eva Green from "The Dreamers" in 2003 that you might remember chatting up Daniel Craig in "Casino Royale") loses her boyfriend and in anguish decides to give birth to her dead beloved via cloning technology.

Talk about a horror movie for couples!

Yes - Eva Green's unconventional good looks are useful for this movie, considering the aesthetical difficulties that accompany the movie's logic and progression. Without giving too much away, "Womb" is probably more accessible than what you thought it was, if you were thinking it were some mental masturbatory arthouse fare. Despite coming from a Hungarian filmmaker whose body of work seems largely despondent and experimental, Benedek Fliegauf's "Womb" is a thematically strong love story that discusses the ethics of cloning with frightening coherence and stylish quaintness. In fact, it's so very stylish that you don't even need to get any of it to enjoy the movie.

For those who are however looking for substance beyond the picturesque German island where this was shot, "Womb" is a technically accomplished and highly rewarding watch that is rich in cold nuance. This isn't a comedy like 1985's "Creator" where Peter O'Toole was trying to clone his dead wife but if you enjoyed the quiet dystopia in movies like Mark Romanek's recent "Never Let Me Go", then there's a good chance you'll love this horror movie from a biosexual filmmaker. In many ways, it's devastatingly romantic.

Cinema Online, 25 August 2011
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U - General viewing for all ages
P13 - Parental guidance is advisable for children below 13 years old
18 - For 18+ with elements for mature audiences
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