Netflix recently unveiled Oxygen, a futuristic and convincing camera driven by Mélanie Laurent. Watch out for those who haven’t finished watching the film, the spoilers start here. Oxygen tells the story of a woman locked in a capsule directed by an artificial intelligence, distraught by what is happening to her. Elizabeth has no memory of her previous life, so she will have no choice but to force herself to understand why she finds herself here, captured in a menacing digital coffin. As a bonus, her oxygen drops as she activates to get out of here, making her mission even more complex. The conclusion, however, reveals who Elizabeth Hansen is, and what her story is. If the ending isn’t clear enough, here’s what to remember.
At the end of the film, Elizabeth talks to an old woman, the only person who can help her. This lady on the phone is then revealed to be an aged version of herself, but it’s even more complex than that. The person in this capsule right in the middle of space is actually a clone of the real Dr. Elizabeth Hansen (Melanie Laurent). Its mission was to colonize a planet orbiting “Wolf 10-61”, which is 14 light years from Earth. It turns out that the planet we live on (us humans) was hit by a virus that wiped out millions of people (the same one that had reached its companion Leo) and that the human race was on the verge of definitively. die out in two generations. Liz had already been hypersleep for 12 years, but she still had 34 years to spend in her digital cocoon to hope to repopulate the new planet on which she and the other clones will land. While she was likely to die from lack of oxygen, the AI advised her to put her back into hypersleep, so that she would have a chance of surviving when she arrived at her new home. The end of the film shows us that the clones of Elizabeth and Leo have arrived safely, ready to create life with memories that don’t really belong to them.. A disturbing and almost frightening conclusion, which may question our future. In another genre, Netflix has also just unveiled The monster, a poignant drama about racism and prejudice.