You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Crimes of the Future

Made on a $20,000 budget, David Cronenberg's second feature film, Crimes of the Future, bears a strong similarity to his first outing, Stereo, produced the year before.

With:
Ronald Mlodzik Jon Lidolt Tania Zolty Paul Mulholland Jack Messinger Iain Ewing

Made on a $20,000 budget, David Cronenberg’s second feature film, Crimes of the Future, bears a strong similarity to his first outing, Stereo, produced the year before.

Cronenberg’s obsession for such matters as bodily mutation and grotesque growths, aberrant medical experiments, massive plagues and futuristic architecture are all here in a convoluted look at a future gone perverse.

The world’s entire female population has evidently been wiped out, and the male population has turned to various, and disappointingly tame, alternative sexual fixations. Prime symptom of the illness is Rouge’s Foam, a substance which leaks from bodily orifices and is sexually exciting in its initial stage, but deadly later on.

As he moves through the bleak but architecturally striking settings, the main character Tripod begins to take on the dimensions of an Edgar Allan Poe hero, a doomed figure traversing a devastated landscape.

Crimes of the Future

Canada

Production: Emergent. Director David Cronenberg; Producer David Cronenberg; Screenplay David Cronenberg; Camera David Cronenberg; Editor David Cronenberg

Crew: (Color) Extract of a review from 1970. Running time: 63 MIN.

With: Ronald Mlodzik Jon Lidolt Tania Zolty Paul Mulholland Jack Messinger Iain Ewing

More Film

  • Kiersey Clemons

    Kiersey Clemons to Star in Jonás Cuarón's 'Zorro' Movie

    Made on a $20,000 budget, David Cronenberg’s second feature film, Crimes of the Future, bears a strong similarity to his first outing, Stereo, produced the year before. Cronenberg’s obsession for such matters as bodily mutation and grotesque growths, aberrant medical experiments, massive plagues and futuristic architecture are all here in a convoluted look at a […]

  • Kristen Bell Pandas

    Film News Roundup: Kristen Bell to Narrate 'Pandas' Documentary for Imax

    Made on a $20,000 budget, David Cronenberg’s second feature film, Crimes of the Future, bears a strong similarity to his first outing, Stereo, produced the year before. Cronenberg’s obsession for such matters as bodily mutation and grotesque growths, aberrant medical experiments, massive plagues and futuristic architecture are all here in a convoluted look at a […]

  • Lupita Nyong'o Trevor Noah

    Lupita Nyong'o to Star in Trevor Noah Biopic 'Born a Crime'

    Made on a $20,000 budget, David Cronenberg’s second feature film, Crimes of the Future, bears a strong similarity to his first outing, Stereo, produced the year before. Cronenberg’s obsession for such matters as bodily mutation and grotesque growths, aberrant medical experiments, massive plagues and futuristic architecture are all here in a convoluted look at a […]

  • Shape of Water

    'Shape of Water' Ripped Off 1969 Play, Lawsuit Alleges

    Made on a $20,000 budget, David Cronenberg’s second feature film, Crimes of the Future, bears a strong similarity to his first outing, Stereo, produced the year before. Cronenberg’s obsession for such matters as bodily mutation and grotesque growths, aberrant medical experiments, massive plagues and futuristic architecture are all here in a convoluted look at a […]

  • 'A Wrinkle in Time' May Top

    Will 'A Wrinkle in Time' Be the Film That Dethrones 'Black Panther'?

    Made on a $20,000 budget, David Cronenberg’s second feature film, Crimes of the Future, bears a strong similarity to his first outing, Stereo, produced the year before. Cronenberg’s obsession for such matters as bodily mutation and grotesque growths, aberrant medical experiments, massive plagues and futuristic architecture are all here in a convoluted look at a […]

  • 'Unsane' Review: Claire Foy Brings Grit

    Berlin Film Review: 'Unsane'

    Made on a $20,000 budget, David Cronenberg’s second feature film, Crimes of the Future, bears a strong similarity to his first outing, Stereo, produced the year before. Cronenberg’s obsession for such matters as bodily mutation and grotesque growths, aberrant medical experiments, massive plagues and futuristic architecture are all here in a convoluted look at a […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content