The Corona Crisis as an Opportunity? For many filmmakers, such a statement has seemed like a cynical slap in the face over the last 18 months. Comedian Bo Burnham, on the other hand, actually managed to create a small masterpiece out of this situation:
His Netflix film "Inside" turns the lockdown restrictions into a one-man show musical within four walls. Of course, his experience as a comedian and musician helps him, but this film is more than just edited content whose music clips could also work separately on YouTube.
In his critique, he deals analytically with various Internet phenomena that ultimately drive us more and more to stay indoors anyway. And he does so in a very multi-layered and mostly entertaining way. Corona was even a double "stroke of luck" for him. Because of increasing panic attacks on stage, he had withdrawn from live performances for the last five years anyway. But the film shows many more layers to this...
Even the trailer gives it away: without a good knowledge of English, you miss a lot of the often subtle tones. An attempt to dub this film is therefore doomed to failure from the start. But even those who don't catch everything can enjoy the countless visual quotations.
We don't want to tell you any more about the content at this point and just mention that numerous internet voices
gushing and even call "Inside" one of the best films of the last decade.
Well, whether everyone sees it that way is of course decided in the eyes of the viewer, but Inside documents one thing quite clearly: with the right ideas, great cinema can be created without big budgets even in the middle of a pandemic...
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