Mexican provocateur Michel Franco’s startling, conversation-starting thriller imagines a society left hemorrhaging after a bloody class warfare and coup d’etat.
In a well-to-do enclave of Mexico City, a wealthy family welcomes well-heeled guests to their daughter’s wedding, willfully ignoring the violent class protests raging outside their community’s heavily guarded perimeter. But it doesn’t take long for the chaos to spill into this seemingly impervious enclave of privilege, with shocking, bloody results. Bride-to-be Marianne (Naian González Norvind) impulsively leaves the party to aid a former employee, unwittingly setting in motion a series of events that will ensnare both her well-connected family members and their working-class servants. Vividly immersing viewers in an imagined class uprising and its even more terrifying aftermath, the film bears eerie parallels to real-life uprisings and government crackdowns across the globe. Unsparing in its depiction of brutality and the corrosive effects of power, NEW ORDER is a deeply unsettling yet trenchant and thoughtfully crafted descent into a dystopian future that’s all the more terrifying because it feels so sickeningly real.
CAST: Naian González Norvind, Diego Boneta, Mónica del Carmen, Fernando Cuautle
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