The title of "Moka," an elegantly lean, low-temperature thriller from Swiss writer-director Frédéric Mermoud, turns out to be less enigmatic than it sounds.
Locarno Film Festival
An overlong contribution to the genre set in the not-too-distant future, when a fungus has turned most everyone into brain-dead "Hungries" feasting on flesh and blood.
This project originally conceived for the internet still plays as the series of disconnected pranks and whimsies it began as, refusing to coalesce into any focused whole.
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