When the world becomes inhabitable due to chemical weapons, the powers at be put a plan into place. Underground bunkers are created with the world’s top scientists and academic types put into hibernation for rebuilding civilisation when it becomes safe. Looking after these ‘sleepers’ are two technicians Bauer and Cartwright who themselves hibernate and wake up for a set amount of time, check the bunker systems and then go back to sleep.
Unfortunately due to a malfunction in a sleep chamber, Bauer is almost suffocated and the two of them have to locate the materials necessary to repair the chamber. Matters aren’t helped by the fact that Cartwright keeps seeing and talking to a mysterious woman, air is running out and there are loads of dead bodies knocking around.
Air is a claustrophobic thriller with an ‘end of the world’ vibe. Both leads Norman Reedus and Djimon Hounsou do well in what is basically a ‘two man’ show. It’s got a couple of nice plot twists, although I did miss seeing Reedus without his crossbow. Overall it’s not too bad at all, I found it an interesting way of spending an hour and a half as parts of it were quite clever. Something a little different for a change and that must be congratulated.
- Starring Norman Reeds Djimon Hounsou Sandrine Holt
- Director Christian Cantamessa
- Distributor Sony