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Förening Film i Malmö presents
Dir. DAVID CRONENBERG
English (Swedish Subs)
A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong.
Seth Brundle (Jeff Goldblum) is an eccentric scientist working on machines, “that’ll change the world and human life as we know it.” He invites a magazine reporter, Veronica Quaife (Geena Davis), to a warehouse that serves as his laboratory/creepy apartment to check out the “telepods” that he’s been developing. Seth agrees to let Veronica document his experiments, and after a few weeks, the two begin a love affair. After successfully transporting a baboon through the telepods, Seth tries the machines on himself. However, he’s unaware that a housefly had made its way into one of the telepods with him. The DNA of the two very different species merges together, and Seth begins to go through a ghastly transformation.
One reason this movie is so effective is because of its strongly developed characters. At the center of all the biogenetic mayhem and mutation is a very tragic love story between two vulnerable people. It’s the timeless story of boy-meets-girl, boy-turns-into-horrendous-man/fly. Review by Greg McCabe