Last Updated: May 07, 2020
Created: May 01, 2020
Monos Monos
out of 100
2019
//
102
mins
//
R

MONOS, Alejandro Landes’ awe-inspiring third feature, is a breathtaking survivalist saga set on a remote mountain in Latin America. The film tracks a young group of soldiers and rebels -- bearing names like Rambo, Smurf, Bigfoot, Wolf and Boom-Boom -- who keep watch over an American hostage, Doctora (Julianne Nicholson). The teenage commandos perform military training exercises by day and indulge in youthful hedonism by night, an unconventional family bound together under a shadowy force known only as The Organization. After an ambush drives the squadron into the jungle, both the mission and the intricate bonds between the group begin to disintegrate. Order descends into chaos and within MONOS the strong begin to prey on the weak in this vivid, cautionary fever-dream.


With a rapturous score by Mica Levi (only her third, after UNDER THE SKIN and JACKIE), director Alejandro Landes examines the chaos and absurdity of war from the unique perspective of adolescence, recalling LORD OF THE FLIES and BEAU TRAVAIL in a way that feels wholly original. Landes brings together a diverse young cast of both seasoned professionals (including Hannah Montana's Moisés Arias) and untrained neophytes and thrusts them into an unforgiving, irrational and often surreal environment where anything can happen — even peace.

Directed by

Alejandro Landes

Written by
No items found.
Starring

Julianne Nicholson

Moises Arias

Reviews
No items found.
No items found.
Monos
NEON Rated
Virtual Cinema
filter by state
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
venue
city
state
link
coming soon
No items found.
No items found.
©MMXX. NEON Rated, LLC. All rights reserved.