Spanish-born and UK-based writer and director Chino Moya dystopian tale is
set in the future in what looks like an Eastern Europe country that’s been
levelled to the ground. Civilisation has collapsed and the poor search out
the dead bodies for the sole purpose of harvesting their teeth.
Moyas film is made up of a trilogy of tales that are connected by two
characters called simply K and Z (Geza Rohrig, Johann Myers). The first
part of the trilogy involves a couple (Kate Dickie and Michael Gould) who
live in a newly built block of flats where their under the impression that
they are the only residents. That belief is destroyed when they're visited
by a stranger (Ned Dennehy) who tells them that he’s been locked out of the
flat above theirs. Offering him a bed for the night is not one of their
The second tale involves an elderly business man his daughter and the
theft of some blue prints for a device that will earn him a fortune. The
third, which is linked to the second but strangely not the first, sees the
return of a husband to his wife (Kate Dickie) who has now remarried. This
is probably the most satisfying and interesting of the trio of tales.
Beautiful to look at but patchy in terms of its narrative Undergods will have you talking about it long after it's finished.