A locally produced science-fiction movie that depicts a “vividly imagined but dangerous and obviously unrealistic world” has been released.
“One Day” follows a young Luxembourg man named Rob who takes a Friday off from work and spends the morning shopping with his girlfriend, visiting a library, and taking a bus around the capital – all with a totally naked face.
In the second part of the movie, which critics say provides “anxiety-including, jaw-clenching scenes that might be too scary for some viewers,” Rob reads a book in a coffee shop, goes to the cinema, and later meets friends at a fast-food restaurant for dinner – all without first disclosing to employees what is in his blood.
“It was fun to step into that wild fantasy world, but two hours is enough,” said Herman Goeswart. “My heart was beating so fast, especially when he went to his fitness center and walked in without even scanning a QR code or taking a rapid test.”
“The part that shows the cook at the restaurant not wearing a mask was too scary,” said Lydia Humperdink, who left in the middle of the movie.
Writer and director PJ Lopez says he originally had bigger plans for the movie.
“In the first draft of the screenplay, we had laser-shooting dinosaurs, alien cowboys who can telepathically tell dirty limericks to each other, and time-travelling civil servants, all to drive home the point that this is a fake, imaginary world,” he said. “In the end, we didn’t have the budget for any of that, but it didn’t really matter.”
“Being able to go maskless into shops or eating at McDonald’s without proving to the cashier that your blood is of a certain quality is crazier than any of that other stuff.”