Oxygen is a 2021 Sci-Fi thriller film directed and produced by Alexandre Aja. This film Produced by Gregory Levasseur, Vincent Maraval, Alexandre Aja, Brahim Chioua, Noemie Devide and Written by Christie LeBlanc.
Oxygen movie starring Mélanie Laurent, Mathieu Amalric, Malik Zidi, Laura Boujenah, Eric Herson-Macarel, Anie Balestra, Marc Saez, Cathy Cerda, Marie Lemiale, Pascal Germain and Lyah Valade in the leading roles.
This film music composed by Rob, Cinematography Maxime Alexandre and Edited work done by Hervé Schneid. In this film Distributed by Netflix and released on May 12, 2021.
Oxygen is a French survival thriller directed by Alexandre Aja. The film tells the story of a young woman (Mélanie Laurent, 6 Underground, Bastards) who wakes up in a cryogenic capsule. He couldn’t remember who he was or how he got there.
If he runs out of oxygen, he will have to rebuild his memory to find way out of his nightmare. It’s a proactive decision that Laurent’s character must make, with limited time, to confirm the situation, regain his memory and repair himself when his oxygen levels drop.
Laurent plays Liz Hansen, a doctor who wakes up in a cryogenic chamber without remembering how she got there. In fact, his memories seemed blurry and inconsistent, adding to his confusion. Initially, he was unsure of his name, his professional or personal background.
When these memories surface, he interacts with an onboard computer called MILO (voiced by Mathieu Amalric), which at times seems a little less gloomy than HAL in terms of predicting Hansen’s chances of survival.
Oxygen is a movie that is well made. Aja reinforces the sense of claustrophobia by framing Laurent, sometimes with some very unpleasant close-ups, or the sense of disorientation that occurs when the camera rolls during a confusing reveal of the character.
Sometimes the images also vibrate to the rhythm of the character’s rapid heartbeat to emphasize moments of horror. We are constantly playing with what comes out of the box. This film shows the great talent of Aja and screenwriter LeBlanc to create suspense and fun surprises, but in the end we want more.
Laurent plays a woman who wakes up in a high-tech cryogenic capsule slightly larger than a coffin. Surrounded by screens and screens connected by various survival cables. He can’t remember who he is or why he’s there, but memories of the trauma of the hospitalization soon haunt him.
Or did you take someone else to the hospital? He couldn’t move. He couldn’t get out. And he couldn’t breathe anymore. He realized that the oxygen level would only last 100 minutes, basically the length of the movie in real time.
If the setting looks like a futuristic take on Ryan Reynolds’ 2012 film Buried, you’re not far off the mark. The camera settings equally claustrophobic (although of course there limits to how you can shoot in such small space). The plot opens with slowly shared clues, the prisoners’ growing panic. Optimism followed by devastating despair and then optimism and thus. Oxygen cannot be qualified as natural in any way. Collect pieces we know from other movies, but create an original and interesting product.
Despite its illogical development, the Cryosalid capsule is a minor feat of production design, and Jean Rabasse deserves credit for making “Oxygen” a luminous tomb as dynamic as it is cinematic, even within the narrow confines of its environment.
From the moment Omicron wakes up, removes the synthetic cocoon from its face and reveals the orbital screen above it, which vibrates like a black hole replacing the starry sky every time MILO speaks, the capsule looks like a coffin and a womb same size.