Trailer For Post Apocalyptic Korean Film Two Rabbits In Osaka
Looting, death, the inherent tension of living on the edge of annihilation. Sounds like a post-apocalyptic movie to me. That’s the driving force behind Korean director Lim Tai-hyung’s (Encounter) new sci-fi film Two Rabbits in Osaka. From the look of the trailer, the film is quiet, romantic look at two lovers spending the last moments of humanity together, trying to steal moments while coping with their fate.
Did I mention the trailer is in Korean with no subtitles? Even without knowing exactly what the characters are saying, you still get the point. In this brief video Lim does a good job setting the mood with little dialogue. The trailer shuffles quietly along, brooding, until it erupts in a shrill burst of noise that carries through everything that follows.
Here’s the synopsis:
Ninety percent of the human race has been wiped out in six months and nobody knows what kills them. The government and scientists desperately search for the cause, but only thing they find out is the exact timing of each person’s death. Violence and chaos sweep cities, except for this one city where somehow people manage to live a normal life. As if nothing happened. As if nothing will ever happen. People flock to the city for a peaceful death and a sliver of hope. Still, the latest announcement by the government predicts that the human race will extinct in 18 hours.
She has come to this city to embrace her death after losing her family and lover, regretting that she is one of the last survivors. Here, she meets him, who crossed the ocean with a mysterious pill of life, which did not come to him easily. The last day, also her birthday, the city almost too peaceful sinks her mood even deeper; he laments what he had to do to survive. The sun sets, and terrified by other people’s deaths around, they agree to spend the last five hours together. Confronted by life and death, what will be their choice?
Two Rabbits in Osaka looks subdued, and different from standard post-apocalyptic tales, though there is some corpse robbing and implied gun violence. It is an interesting take on the end of the world genre of sci-fi. The film will be released soon in Korea, no word on when it might make it overseas.