James and Em Foster take off to an all-inclusive beach getaway in the fictional state of Li Tolqa to help jump-start his...
James and Em Foster take off to an all-inclusive beach getaway in the fictional state of Li Tolqa to help jump-start his writerâ€™s block. Their lazy days are spent relegated to their pricey resort, isolated from the surrounding land. Gabby introduces herself and her partner, Al, as sheâ€™s a fan of Jamesâ€™ last novel, and they would like to spend some time together with the Fosters. The couples plan a secret daytrip outside the compound that ends in a fatal accident with James to blame. For a hefty price, there are loopholes to aid foreign travelers convicted of crimes there, which is how James is first introduced to a perverse subculture of hedonistic tourism.
Writer-director Brandon Cronenberg (Possessor, 2020 Sundance Film Festival) returns to Park City with a new sci-fi trip through the wicked exploits of foreigners abroad. Crushing violence and surreal horrors puncture this dark satire of the privileged few, centered on the depraved lead performances of Alexander SkarsgÃ¥rd and Mia Goth.
Audience Advisory: This film contains strobe effects and may potentially trigger seizures. Viewer discretion is advised.
This film contains graphic depiction of animal abuse, sexual violence, and other subject matter that could be offensive to some viewers.
Audiences must be 18 or older.