“Oxygen” (original title: “Oxygène”) is a French science fiction thriller directed by Alexandre Aja and released in 2021. The movie stars Mélanie Laurent as a woman who wakes up in a cryogenic pod with no memory of who she is or how she got there. With only 90 minutes of oxygen left, she must race against time to find a way out and discover the truth about her identity and the circumstances that led to her confinement.
The movie follows a woman (Mélanie Laurent) who wakes up in a cryogenic pod with no memory of who she is or how she got there. She is assisted by an AI voice (Mathieu Amalric) who informs her that her oxygen supply is critically low, and she only has 90 minutes of air left. With no way to open the pod from the inside, the woman must rely on her wits and the AI's guidance to find a way out.
As the woman begins to piece together her memories, she discovers that she is a medical researcher who was working on a project to find a cure for a global pandemic. However, her project was sabotaged, and she was cryogenically frozen against her will. As she races against time to find a way out and uncover the truth about her confinement, she must also grapple with the morality of her work and the consequences of her actions.
“Oxygen” is a tense and claustrophobic film that keeps the audience on the edge of their seats. Mélanie Laurent delivers a powerful performance as the protagonist, and Mathieu Amalric's AI voice adds a layer of mystery and intrigue to the story. The film's production design and special effects are also impressive, creating a chilling and unsettling atmosphere.
The film's themes of morality, identity, and the limits of technology are thought-provoking and add depth to the story. While the film's premise may seem familiar, “Oxygen” offers a unique and thrilling take on the genre that is sure to keep audiences engaged from start to finish.
“Oxygen” did not receive any major award nominations or wins.
Overall, “Oxygen” is a thrilling and thought-provoking film that explores the limits of technology and the human condition. It is a must-watch for fans of science fiction and thrillers alike.
|Directed by||Alexandre Aja|
|Written by||Christie LeBlanc|
|Produced by||Alexandre Aja Grégory Levasseur Vincent Maraval Brahim Chioua Noëmie Devide|
|Starring||Mélanie Laurent, Mathieu Amalric, Malik Zidi,|
|Edited by||Hervé Schneid|
|Gateway Films Wild Bunch Echo Lake Entertainment|
|Release date||May 12, 2021|
|Running time||101 minutes|
|Countries||United States France|