Imagine, your biggest nightmare comes true. You need help. But, although you’re surrounded by countless people, you are alone. Nobody, believes in your words. And, so, the things get worse. This is what Steven Soderbergh shows us in Unsane.
THE GREAT VISIONARY – STEVEN SODERBERGH
Once more, Steven Soderbergh proves that he is one of the best directors of that time. With Unsane, he presents a unique kind of action and thrill. As usual, combined with an unbelievable smart sense of humor.
Furthermore, Soderbergh shows, that an innovative film production doesn’t need a lot of CGI or many special effects. Quite the contrary, Soderbergh used just an Iphone 7 Plus. It means, the complete film was shot on the Iphone by using the App FiLMiC Pro.
Thus, with Unsane Soderbergh heralds a new film era. The film could inspire many young talents to produce own movies, without big budgets but focused on the characters and stories.
Steven Soderbergh and Claire Foy at the Premiere in Berlin during the Berlinale Film Festival
SIMPLY BRILLIANT – SAWYER VALENTINI – CLAIRE FOY
This is what Unsane truly is: a 100% concentrate of innovation, action, storytelling and amazing acting. Above all, Claire Foy overwhelms us with a brilliant performance. She leads us into the world of the young woman Sawyer Valentini. With her acting, Foy makes it difficult to recognize if everything is just a dream or reality.
The British actress played in the Netflix series The Crown. Soon, she will also be seen in the romantic movie “Breathe” alongside Andrew Garfield. Now, the exceptional talent, presents a natural face, pale and scared. She shows weakness and fragility. Due to her authentic and emotional presentation, it seems that Claire Foy reveals her innermost being.
BREATHTAKING – UNSANE – THE STORY
Sawyer Valentini is a young attractive business woman. She moved to a new town to escape from the stalker David Strine (Joshua Leonard). That guy terrorized Sawyer for two years. Now, she searches for victim support. Thus, she goes to a special institution. But, unwittingly, after signing some documents, Sawyer has to stay here for 24 hours. Surrounded by strange people and tranquilized, Sawyer believes to recognize David Strine among the hospital staff. But nobody believes her. So, a nightmare begins for the woman who actually seeks help.
THE VALEUR REVIEW
Unsane is simply an amazing movie. With its dense atmosphere, it touches our emotions and innermost fears. Because of the simple camera technology, familiar from our own smartphones, we are able to take a step into the story directly from the first second.
Unsane takes us to a trip within a psychiatric ward. The film is unbelievable surprising and thrilling. Typically, Steven Soderbergh, also the most shocking scenes provide his special sense of humor. In any case, this humor is truly unique. Because, always smart and reduced to the limit, every punchline is placed accurately.
Furthermore, the cast is brilliant. Among all, Claire Foy performs in a way that deserves an Oscar. She takes us on a psycho trip of a new kind.
Finally, torn between fear and hope, thrill and humor, with Unsane we experience a brand-new kind of movie: entertaining, innovative, thrilling and humorous.
A perfect mix from the hand of one of the best directors of our times. Thus, Unsane is absolutely one of the best movies this year.