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Age of Stupid

Age of Stupid
  • 2009
  • UK
  • 90 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Franny Armstrong
  • Written by: Franny Armstrong
  • Cast: Pete Postlethwaite, Piers Guy, Jamila Bayyoud
  • Website: www.ageofstupid.net

Marrying Britain's honourable tradition of dystopian sci-fi with the eco documentary form, Armstrong's film is an aesthetically pragmatic, ethically dogmatic attempt to save the world. More or less a documentary study telling six stories from four continents, the film's strength lies in their variety, and the compelling use of sci-fi as a framing device, with Postlethwaite playing a character looking after the Global Archive in the future.

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The Age of Stupid

19 Mar 20093 stars

DRAMA/REPORTAGE Marrying Britain’s honourable tradition of dystopian sci-fi (The War of the Worlds, Brave New World, 1984) with the eco documentary form (A Crude Awakening, An Inconvenient Truth, The 11th Hour), Franny McLibel Armstrong’s film is an…

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