[Welcome to the Sci-Fi Lunch Break, where (mostly) every day we'll be supplying you with a cool bit of audio/visual goodness to break up the monotony of the work day. You bring the turkey on rye, we'll bring you something out of this world to watch while you eat it.]
Metropia, a Swedish CGI indie film that played at this year's Fantastic Fest to much critical regard (and a Cloud of Estrogen thanks to super-hunk Alexander Skarsgard participating in the Q&A), is worth keeping on your radar for two reasons. First, the detail in the CGI faces is frankly stunning. Second, and perhaps of most interest to Sci-Fi Squad readers, Metropia concerns a dystopic future in which a nearly non-existent oil supply has necessitated massive underground subways.
The story tracks the life of Roger, a normal man who suddenly starts hearing a voice in his head, a voice that either means he's going crazy or there's a conspiracy afoot. It's a pretty fantastic film, hence it playing Fantastic Fest, and the English dubbed version has some serious voice talent behind it: Vincent Gallo, Juliet Lewis, and Alexander Skarsgard as the mysterious voice.
Check out the trailer for Metropia below.