Movie Review: Limbo 2019
Limbo is a movie that explores the anxieties of displacement, loneliness, and the struggles of assimilation that refugees face. The film follows Omar (played by Amir El-Masry), a Syrian musician who arrives on a fictional Scottish island with other refugees seeking asylum. The island proves to be both strange and hostile as Omar and his fellow refugees are forced to navigate their new surroundings while waiting for their fate in limbo.
The plot of Limbo is incredibly well-crafted, revealing the complexities of reality for refugees in today’s world. It highlights the psychological toll of being forced to leave one’s home behind without fully knowing what lies ahead. The pacing was slow at times but allowed us as viewers to understand the daily life struggles experienced by those in limbo.
The acting performances were outstanding, particularly Amir El-Masry as Omar who conveys melancholy with ease throughout his performance. All actors deliver emotion through understated expressions which enables audiences to feel empathy towards them.
Director Ben Sharrock’s choice of cinematography is another highlight of Limbo; it vividly captures Scotland’s breath-taking landscape while contrasting these scenes with desolate refugee camps providing commentary on societies’ treatment towards oppressed minorities.
The production design was remarkable; it transports viewers into a world where depressing living conditions are normality for these people in limbo because it successfully captures their harsh realities rather than romanticising them like other movies have done before.
While the music score was minimalistic throughout most parts, it added emotional depth when utilized effectively during special moments during some scenes creating an immersive experience for viewers.
In conclusion, Limbo depicts how society treats its minority groups homeless people included which brings an internal change within oneself watching this movie that should spark conversations regarding humanitarian issues globally. Though slow-paced at times and lacking action sequences I enjoyed this touching film and recommend anyone interested should watch it if they get a chance because due to its high-quality production design combined with its sincerity towards the refugee experience and the human condition.
Release : 2019-08-22
Genre : Comedy, Horror
Runtime : 90
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Company : Limbo Entertainment, Alternate Ending Films
Cast : Veronica Cartwright as Louise, James Purefoy as Lucifer, Scottie Thompson as Cassiel, Lew Temple as Jimmie, Chad Lindberg as Frank
LIMBO – Official Trailer [HD] – In Theaters April 30 official trailer