Expired – On UK digital platforms 7 November 2022
Enter an awe-inspiring dystopian future before time runs out… Expired is an astounding sci-fi thriller from director Ivan Sen – best known for hit Australian noirs Mystery Road and Goldstone. This stylish, spine-tingling, neon-drenched epic stars Ryan Kwanten (True Blood) and Hugo Weaving (The Matrix) and gets its UK premiere on 7 November, courtesy of Reel 2 Reel Films.
Set in a crowded and pulsating urban metropolis, our story begins with Jack (Kwanten) – a demoralised and demotivated assassin who aspires for more and struggles to define his place in the world as he moves from one assassination to the next. His monotonous days are filled with robotic lovers and a lack of intimacy – but when Jack meets soulful karaoke geisha April (Jillian Nguyen), life as he knows it changes forever…
As he and April’s relationship grows stronger and stronger – Jack grows mysteriously weaker. Just as Jack’s life seems to come together, it begins to fall apart – and his body begins to break down. In need of answers – about both his inexplicable present and unknown past – Jack turns to enigmatic scientist Dr Bergman (Weaving).
Can Dr Bergman help Jack before it’s too late?
Filmed on the streets of Hong Kong and with visual comparisons to Blade Runner, Sen’s dystopian thrilling noir is beautifully shot and boasts show-stopping cinematography, as well as striking musical compositions. Packed with mystery and real-world parallels, this atmospheric thriller will have audiences gripped from the get-go.
An exquisitely crafted and striking sci-fi opus that is at once deliriously dark, and mysteriously magnetic, make sure you see it before you’re Expired.