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The Colony(Tides)

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Germany, Switzerland · 2021
1h 44m
Director Tim Fehlbaum
Starring Nora Arnezeder, Iain Glen, Sarah-Sofie Boussnina, Sope Dirisu
Genre Science Fiction

In the not-too-distant future: after a global catastrophe has wiped out nearly all of humanity on Earth, an elite astronaut from Space Colony Kepler must make a decision that will seal the fate of the people on both planets.

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The New York Times by Lena Wilson

Though it centers on one woman, anything we might stand to learn about her own developing values is quickly swallowed by overcomplicated narratives about secondary characters, corrupt colonizers and family secrets.

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Austin Chronicle by Marc Savlov

Certainly lead adult actor Arnezeder has panache to spare, as does Bousinna, but the muddled storyline defeats them time and time again, no matter how perfectly angry/hopeful their lines are.

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RogerEbert.com by Monica Castillo

Tim Fehlbaum’s The Colony has many ideas about the future, and while not all of them quite stick together, there’s a few interesting aesthetic and narrative choices to make it something of a curiosity. There’s enough going on to capture your notice for brief stints before trailing off into dense plot details or well-worn sci-fi tropes.

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