Berlinale Day 01, the second movie of the kick-off day was the Vietnamese ‘2030’.

the official imd.com plot:

In a near future Vietnam where global warming and rising seawater levels have forced cultivation to be done on floating farms, a strong-willed woman has to make a critical decision about her ex-lover, a suspect of her husband’s murder.

The film has been shot brilliantly (for me it is the the best made element of it) and the universe that the story settles in has been created in a very intelligent way (on the screen). So we have great photography and nice scenery, the plot however is a bit to shallow (IMO). When you compare it to the quality of the other elements of the film you get the impression that the form overgrew the content. Yes, the movie is based on a short story, but it seemed like the short story is not long enough for a full length feature. 6/10.


And who you’re fighting for?

Great combination of a  Women in prison-, martial arts- and revenge- movie. Rachel Nichols’ appearance is pretty damn good (IMO she kicked more ass here than in all episodes of Continuum). Zoe Bell get’s reunited with Tracie Thoms again after the memorable team-up in Deathproof. Has there ever been a women only martial arts movie? Now there is one for sure. The fight sequences are dynamic and brutal (Fight Club face smashing multiplied by 10).

The last few scenes of the movie however kinda spoiled the great impression that I gained during the first 85% of the film. The ending could be much more better, and CGI-blood free.