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The film seems to shudder with the destructive power of invisible, ubiquitous, and cruelly indifferent authority.
Despite such over-arty flourishes, the lensing never fails to drive home a sense of paradise lost, furthered by images with digitally created fractured lines, which represent the disruption of nature's gift.
The subtle impact of this contemplative documentary can't be denied.
Though the scarring of the landscape can make for poetic imagery, the toll the mining and steel industries take on the local population working in them is grimly realistic.
Straddling the line between art film and documentary, Behemoth takes as its ostensible subject the pollution of the planet-but it also explores the pollution of the soul.
A beautiful and harrowing movie, the first of the bad-news-for-humanity documentaries to be released in the states this year. Drink up!
This documentary film about coal mining, coal miners and ghost cities in China is a hybrid, more art film than documentary, providing few statistics, but it tells a compelling story of hell on earth through images and music.
Refreshingly undidactic, Behemoth leaves us to work out that, after hell and purgatory, this empty metropolis, made by the industrial monster that ravages the steppes, and the sweat and blood of those who serve it, is the film's tragic, ironic heaven.
Zhao's images are freighted with beauty as well as the weight of ravaging, of man and landscape: the cumulative effect is harshly political, rising to the spoiled grandeur of the earth surfaces of Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky.
A visually masterful documentary.
Zhao lends his film a somewhat experimental tone, offering poetry in the place of traditional narration alongside manipulated imagery as he places bodies across the dying Earth of China.
Zhao plays with perspective and the flatness of the image to suggest that industry and the behemoth-like appetites of modern economies have a way of warping reality itself.
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