English Title: Upside Down.
Production: Canada / France, 2012.
Release Date: 27.12.2012 (Argentina), 23.01.2012 (France).
Russian Distributor: Luxor (23.08.2012).
Genres: Adventure / Drama / Melodrama / Romance / Sci-Fi.
Director: Juan Diego Solanas.
Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Jim Sturgess, Timothy Spall.
Running Time: 90 minutes.
The Official HD-Trailer for the new romantic melodrama Upside Down (2012) created by Onyx Films, Studios 37 and Samuel Goldwyn Films. For really a long time this Sci-Fi title has been traveling to its release since 2010. With an estimated budget of 60 mln. USD a group of French producers decided to start shooting in Canada to get access to a better tax rebate. The script was written by Santiago Amigorena and Juan Diego Solanas from Argentina, who previously directed and filmed Nordeste (2005). It seems, this duo has drawn some inspiration out of such movies as Stardust (2007) and Inception (2010) directed by Christopher Nolan.
The main film universe has two instances created, when two planets get connected to each other. However, in comparison to the Les Deux Mondes (2007) drama, they co-exist simultaneously and in parallel realities, while being subjects to special gravity laws. Junior Adam Kirk performed by Jim Sturgess lost his parents in early childhood, after they died in an environmental disaster. He lives in the Lower World often seen visiting aunt Becky practicing with some magic recipes from an old family book concerning not only culinary matters. Once on a forbidden transitional territory, Adam meets one girl named Eden Moore played by Kirsten Dunst, who comes from the Upper World, where there is a wealthy living and luxurious metropolis, using Lower World’s workforce.
The only link between the two realities here is the Transworld multi-level corporation. The reverse matter is the main currency supplying heat and energy, when left unattended outside of a fridge. Residents of both worlds are forbidden to move between them, what is strictly controlled here by border police detachments. Once they discover Adam and Eden dating, they attack a couple, what results in Eden’s falling to the ground and partially losing her memory with all the parts of it connected to Adam now gone. A few years later the Upside Down movie shows Adam working in a Laboratory run by Albert, where he is trying to create new inventions alongside his friend Pablo played by Nicholas Rose. When he sees Eden on TV alive working as a PR-manager in Transworld, he decides to do everything possible to win her love back.
Eden works at the office with her colleague Paula presented by Holly O’Brien. Using his talents of a research scientist Adam gets employed in Transworld, where he meets a more experienced Upper World colleague named Bob Boruchovitz, who is here delivered with both funny and dramatic at times attitude by Timothy Spall. You might know his style well, if you watched such movies as The Last Samurai (2003), Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004) or at least the Harry Potter (2001-2011) saga. Adam secures his position with an idea of anti-aging skin cream. Secretly, he saves his energy bars, preparing to use them to get to the Eden’s world, where people seem to him hanging upside down from the ceilings. Alas, Eden doesn’t remember Adam anymore, but still sees scenes of their past in her night dreams.
It won’t be a problem for a young couple with such strong mutual feelings to each other. Juan Diego Solanas, an Argentine film director of the Upside Down film, in recent years also tried his different roles in the movie industry. He made a documentary, shot a short film and a TV movie. He worked as an actor, cinematograper, editor and sound engineer. The title was financed jointly by seven producers, amongst which a few stand out like Claude Léger, taking a part in the Napoléon (2002) series for TV; James W. Skotchdopole serving a former second assistant director during the making of The Untouchables (1987) crime drama and also Phil Hope, who is a Music Producer for the upcoming Grabbers (2012) comedy.
Three members of the producers’ team worked together on a new life drama known as Gibraltar (2012). The special effects, certainly, are less spectacular than in the recent Total Recall (2012) remake, but this story works it around with inspiring visual design. The cinematographer Pierre Gill, who filmed the Lost and Delirious (2001) teen drama encountered a real challenge with such an universe. Production Designer named Alex McDowell previously staged sets for both Minority Report (2002), In Time (2011), and now he is busy with the fresh upcoming Man of Steel (2013) premiere.
His production team also included Jean-Pierre Paquet, Isabelle Guay and experienced decorator Paul Hotte, who brought you the interiors of Catch Me If You Can (2002) and Orphan (2009). Beautiful Upside Down soundtrack features mainly electronic music mixed with orchestral themes composed and performed by Benoit Charest, who supplied all the melodies for Les Triplettes De Belleville (2003) animated film.
Running Time: 2 minutes and 12 seconds.
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Upside Down Film Trailer