Controversial French writer Michel Houellebecq has taken the big leap to the big screen with the movie version of his novel La possibilité d'une île.
The author who was the enfant terrible of French arts leaves no one indifferent with his screen version, although his movie is less caustic than the book it's adapted from, but just as suggestive. This is a disturbing film, with bare aesthetics and a futuristic touch. A science fiction movie.
Houellebecq dispensed with the novel to make the film. He preferred to base it on impression from before the book was written, to concentrate on the essence of his literature.
The film tells the story of Daniel's last years, his love affairs and his contact with a sect that guarantees the human being will reach immortality. Benoît Magimel stars in this suggestive and beautiful film.