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Fantasy, Animation Movie Review : Unauthorised Passanger

Anubhav Chakraborty

July 09, 2022 3 min read

Movie : Unauthorised Passanger

Director : Danny Manor


 I say unto you: one must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star. I say unto you: you still have chaos in yourselves…” Friedrich Nietzsche


In the beginning of the movie the viewers are introduced to a labyrinth like structure. One can’t help but be reminiscent of the interiors of the spacecraft in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A space Odyssey. The bright lights, the sharp shades of colour, the contrasts indicate a proleptic encounter between good and evil. A tussle between contraries of vivid imaginations. The maze like structures perhaps suggest the various and vivid roads that one must walk in life. Roads that would not always be smooth and some may even have adversaries. Adversaries both human and abstract. 

The movie is a dream like representation of the numerous battles in a person’s life. Battles both happening outside and within. A white character faces a dark force resembling an extra terrestrial being in a perpetually fluctuating atmosphere. The background keeps changing suggesting flux, the multiple occasions when this tussle shall take place. 

The colours in the movie play a potent role. Specifically the colour red. Every other colour surrounds it. The colour red indicates chaos, violence and turbulence. Post the tussle, the colour disappears, indicating a moment of tranquility. When a character appears to be walking over a white stretch of snow with something like a guitar. The character here appears to be one full of experience. One who has had a profound encounter. Now he appears to be full of wisdom about the ways of the world, the devils that one must deal with everyday. 

The camera movements defy the strangleholds of stability to suggest a bare form of turbulence. 

The adroit representation of chaos enhances the narrative considerably. 

The effect and impact created by the lights and the music makes the movie a fascinating watch. Many different facets come together in the movie to make it more wholesome and entertaining. 

The archetypal image of the lonely, oblivious man facing an invincible force is a relatable tale that has been told before on multiple occasions. 

Another relatable trope in employed in the movie. The depiction of the age old battle between good and evil. 

In many ways, the story suggests that one must learn to live with the devil within oneself in the modern world. Further one must embrace it to even have a chance at experiencing glee. 

The message being one must use the chaotic forces within to make something beautiful ( for example, music, art etc) indicated through the recurrent image of the guitar. 

The movie might remind one of Love death robots in certain places. 

The story is beautifully told through music and visuals. A must watch for enthusiasts of music, animation and a good, relatable story. 

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