Thoughts on... Womb (a.k.a. Clone) (2010)

Womb (a.k.a. Clone), 2010.

Written and Directed by Benedek Fliegauf.

Starring Eva Green, Matt Smith, Lesley Manville, Peter Wight, Hannah Murray and István Lénárt.


A woman's consuming love forces her to bear the clone of her dead beloved. From his infancy to manhood, she faces the unavoidable complexities of her controversial decision.

Easily the most disturbing film I've seen this year, the critically acclaimed Womb (or Clone on UK DVD releases) from Hungarian director Benedek Fliegauf certainly doesn't make for easy viewing.

I came into this film not really knowing what it was about, which was probably a good thing as the storytelling kept me in a permanent state of shock, all the while transfixed with the plot. Fliegauf chooses the German Baltic Coast in the north of the country for the backdrop for his story, and the vast endless landscapes of sea and sand really contribute to
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