You know that saying “this is so crazy, it just might work.”? Well, this is so crazy it just might work. Director Florian Frerichs has gone and done what most have dreamed about, but where too afraid to tackle. He’s taken the ultra-violent/rape obsessed Alex from the 1971 Stanley Kubrick film, A Clockwork Orange, and turned him into a vigilante.
It’s not the real Alex mind you, but a young lad who uses Alex’s likeness to turn against the tyrannical and lawless society he lives in. So essentially, A Clockwork Orange meets George Orwell. The trailer is beautifully shot, but does go on a bit and I would’ve also liked to hear Alex talk. I don’t know whether the director has chosen to keep Alex’s dialect from the original film, but it would be interesting to hear.
In the near future the society of a megalopolis is divided into two fractions:
on one side a super-rich minority, led by the ruthless dictator Lucius
(Werner Daehn), living a life of debauchery and decadence. On the other side
the vast majority, dwelling in different degrees of nearly unbearable poverty.
When the young Frederick (Nikolai Kinski) comes in possession of the partial
copy of a long forbidden Stanley Kubrick movie, it sparks a growing movement
amongst the city’s formerly aimless youths, developing fast into serious
opposition to the ruling system, which retaliates with rapidly increasing
brutality. Frederick becomes Alex, his friends the new droogs. But are they even
aware of the consequences of their actions?