Movie Review: Exodos … a fully licensed Creative Commons movie.
May 28, 2011 by Troy Copes
It seems as though, dispite how much I enjoy watching movies, I am somewhat picky about the movies I do watch. I will never turn down watching an awesome sci-fi movie, just to let you know, but indie films have always been hit or miss for me.
I have seen quite a few indie flicks. Some good, and some not so much. But I have never seen a movie that has been released under a full Creative Commons license until I heard about Exodos.
Exodos takes place in Northern Europe during winter time. It is about a photographer named Boris, who is known for photographing pantyhose fetish. Because of all the crap going on in the world, he starts to suffer from erectile dysfunction. As the movie continues, we meet other people who live in the same town as Boris who all become affected by his declining mood. Everyone’s story ties into his, and in the end, he realizes what he can do to help improve his part of the problem.
This is a very brief synopsis of Exodos. The movie has so many facets about it, that it seems like a movie that the more you watch it, the more you get out of it, and the more you realize how much it reflects at least some aspect of your life. I am a photographer, so I can relate a lot with Boris, minus the ED issue. But aside from knowing what it is like to get burnt out on a photo project, I also relate to the environmental issues of the movie. Exodos is filled with environmental awareness. Jackie, a key character in the film, helps Boris see a little of what is going on in the world, even in his own city. Jackie also helps others in the film turn some aspect of their lives around to be more echo-friendly, even to the smallest degree.
The production value of Exodos is extremely well done! You can tell that great care was taken with the lighting, cinematography, pre and post production, everything looks very professional! At times, though, the sound levels are a little off, but to me, that only adds to the movie. Their were a few times where it did make it a little hard to understand the international broken English dialog, which I absolutely LOVE, by the way!
found at THE UNCOMMON GEEK