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22nd of May trailer

The 22nd of May is a film that looks at the effects that a suicide bomber has on the survivors of the attack in a rather unusual way. The blurb for the film suggests that there's going to be some unusual way that one of the survivors is going to go back in time and discover what happened.

The trailer itself looks rather good as it shows slow motion shots from the explosion as individuals around the shopping mall where the bomb explodes are hit by the explosion and it tears apart the displays.

22nd of May has an unusual blurb and it's far from what I was expecting. Here's what IMDB have:

Sam wakes up, gets ready and goes to do his daily job. And then the unexpected happens. A bomb explodes in the center of the shopping mall where he works. He drags himself towards the entrance to save the victims. One by one he pulls them out, until something terrible takes place. In complete hysteria he runs off till he falls down from exhaustion. A woman's voice makes him raise his head. She's one of the victims he saved. She wants to know why the suicide bomber did it. This encounter projects him back in history and even in a surreal world. Thereafter he runs into everyone he saved and feels that their defeat shows many parallels with his own. Even his confrontation with the wrongdoer isn't that straightforward as he thought it would be and confronts him with the fact that guilt and innocence can be pretty much alike.

The film is written and directed by Koen Mortier and is set for release in Belgium sometime this year, from the trailer it looks an intriguing project, but I wonder if it can carry off this rather complicated sounding plot device, which does actually sound like an intriguing idea.



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