The Broken (2008)
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Director:Sean Ellis
Studio:Universal Pictures UK
Writer:Sean Ellis
Rating:3.0 (6 votes)
Rated:Suitable for 15 years and over
Date Added:2009-07-07
Purchased On:2009-07-07
Genre:Foreign Horror Films
Picture Format:Anamorphic Widescreen
Aspect Ratio:2.35:1
Sound:Dolby Digital 5.1
Sean Ellis  ...  (Director)
Sean Ellis  ...  (Writer)
Richard Jenkins  ...  
Lena Headey  ...  
Summary: I thought this little British flim was brilliant. At first I thought it was going to be rubbish. Wasnt a big fan of Lena H whats her name as I thought she was really wooden in 300 however she kinda redeemed herself in this little low budget film

If youve read any Kafka or Philip K Dick or know their themes you would pretty much get this movie straightaway. Its about how everyone's doppelganger who resides in a mirror world comes out to take the real person's identity instead.

I likened it to Kafka because at the beginning when the lead female character is convinced her boyf's wierd, you get this horrid eerie feeling that everyones in on it including the psychiatric staff as they monitor leaving the building. the streets of london are eerily quiet, theres hardly any people. the people in the building where her brother lives is slowly taken over by these doppelgangers too (the chinese man and his 'odd' wife)

The P K Dick feel kicks in when you realise that well.. i wont spoil it for you .....

I too was disappointed that there was no neat ending, it was all too openended, it was as if the director hadnt thought about how to end it at all or just to leave it rather hopeless which doesnt work too well in a film, cos this aint Bladerunner...

The cinematography was excellent amazing camera angles, it really was a work of art well done, im not normally scared having watched horror since i was 10 but this was brilliant. esp liked the little homage scenes to other horror films re - obligatory death shower scene haha and the wide window shots amde me think of that certain lamplit scene from the exorcist...

Nice i will look out for other stuff this director has done!