A man wakes up somewhere underground, covered in dirt, lost & disorientated. He searches for answers, chased by monsters, meeting others & bit by bit making his way up to the surface, collecting bits of information as he goes.
This is something of a throwback to the cult French post-apocalyptic films 'Themrock' & 'Le dernier'. All black and white chic & heavy on the symbolism.
As this unfolds the whole picture is a pretty potty one but the extremes we will go to to power our cities & cars at the expense of 3rd world nations is simply taken a step or two further.
The script is limited to say the least & the leads character seems to have few expressions to his range but this expands as his knowledge increases & he changes.
The brooding B&W scene is very dark but helps give a sense of oppression & mystery to what is a tight budget set.
The difficulty with this is the films refusal to be placed, it's not a horror, sci-fi, thriller or a mystery but rather it is a little of all of them.
I watched this with my son-in-law,( Steve is not one for giving a film long before switching off), & we have very different tastes in film but we both enjoyed it & were busy trying to work out what the hell was going on! We agreed that it was worth a watch and certainly entertained but it's doubtful we'd watch it again.
Worth a look but not for action heads, those who hate subtitles or B&W but if you are patient & enjoy looking for subtext and prefer not to be spoon fed a storyline then give this a go.