Can you imagine your internal organ doesn't belong to you, and if you can't pay up the installment, someone's going to hunt you down, slice you up and take back the organ?
Went to watch the movie preview of Repo Men, starring Jude Law and Forest Whitaker.
Set in the year 2025, the sci-fi revolves around Remy, a repossession man working for The Union, which produces artificial organs. Customers can purchase the organs to replace their damaged ones, but have to pay a stiff price (what, 19% interest rate?). Those who cannot repay the debt will be tracked down by the Repo Men who will take back the company's properties, brutally. You can read more spoilers about the plot here
The movie itself is really bloody. Don't recommend it to people who can't stand blood. My body really went weak in the seat as they cut open people's body and blood started splashing everywhere and then they reached their hand inside and took out some shiny metallic object, or trying to stick a barcode scanner into someone's chest... eek! The choice of oldies as music in the movie was a good contrast to the bloodiness though. There is also a rude twist at the end of the story. It started off as the main character's narrative, and he mentioned that he got knocked out 4 times in his life. When viewers see him being knocked out for the fifth time, well.. I'll let you discover it yourself.
Movie aside, the idea behind is actually very thought provoking. Those Repo Men are like loansharks' runners, going around collecting debts and terrorising people, although by right the organ buyers signed on the piece of paper just like borrowers in our real life. When people are desperate they make the wrong informed decisions (just like the main character said, they always sign). But when you are only left with 2 choices, live or die, which will you choose? And also, it reminds me the reality that many people are somewhat working for banks, earning money to pay back debts, and the house that they stay in actually belongs to the bank cos they have taken a loan. I even find The Union's logo in the movie resembling the logo of an actual bank.
Oh boy, I'm still not recovered from the bloodiness.
for the invite!
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