Owen Matthews Owen Matthews

Apocalypse Dau

Punches to the face, vomiting and sex are all unsimulated in this vast film-cum-immersive-artwork that's taken ten years to make.

Dau is not so much a film as a document of a mass human experiment. The result is dark, brilliant and profoundly disturbing.

For three years up to 400 people, only one a professional actor, lived for months at a time on a city-sized set specially built for the shoot near Kharkov, Ukraine.

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