“As If They’re Looking at a Catalogue of Casual Footwear”
♦ Mark Kermode looks at the sequel/remake of Joel Schumacher’s Flatliners. If that seems ambiguous, watch on…
In Flatliners, five medical students, obsessed by the mystery of what lies beyond the confines of life, embark on a daring and dangerous experiment: by stopping their hearts for short periods of time, each triggers a near-death experience – giving them a firsthand account of the afterlife. But as their experiments become increasingly dangerous, they are each haunted by the sins of their pasts, brought on by the paranormal consequences of trespassing to the other side.
Directed by: Niels Arden Oplev
Screenplay by: Ben Ripley from a story by Peter Filardi
Produced by: Laurence Mark, Michael Douglas, and Peter Safran
Executive Producers: Michael Bederman, Robert Mitas, David Blackman, Brian Oliver, Hassan Taher
Cast: Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, James Norton, Kiersey Clemons