Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes (2020)
March 16, 2022 8:15 AM - Subscribe

A café owner discovers that the TV in his café suddenly shows images from the future, but only two minutes into the future. A mind-bending sci-fi comedy from Japan, unfolding in a single take.

Currently available for digital rental in the US via Google Play, Amazon, Vudu, and Apple TV.
posted by DirtyOldTown (10 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I have heard this described as "Primer meets One Cut of the Dead" and that just sounds AMAZING. I have a friend coming over to see it next weekend and will report back.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:39 AM on March 16, 2022 [1 favorite]

It is really good and will absolutely break your brain trying to figure out how they did it.
posted by schoolgirl report at 5:50 PM on March 16, 2022

Saw this one on the festival circuit last year. Totally fun, but I wish there was a companion piece showing how they did it.
posted by miss-lapin at 6:35 PM on March 16, 2022

>I wish there was a companion piece showing how they did it.

Did you watch the end credits?

Good film. Very enjoyable. Filmed on an iPhone!
posted by Catblack at 10:53 PM on March 16, 2022 [1 favorite]

I thought I did. I guess I have to go back and check. I admit during festivals with the sleep deprivation I sometimes get confused and forget stuff.
posted by miss-lapin at 12:08 AM on March 17, 2022

Primer + One Cut of the Dead is a pretty good way of getting the idea across, but try not to read too much into it. It isn't nearly as complex and twisty as Primer and it doesn't have the same level of pay-off that One Cut of the Dead does.

It is a delightful exploration of a really good gimmick that is kind of like a saturday morning cartoon. It is light, breezy, doesn't take itself too seriously, and delivers the goods. I watched it on my own, but I'm certain it would play best to a group. I would recommend to anyone that wants to watch a light, scifi comedy.

Not much else to say because I really don't want to spoil this movie for anyone.
posted by forbiddencabinet at 1:23 PM on March 17, 2022 [2 favorites]

The only truly unbelievable element was cable management never being an issue.
posted by Drastic at 4:09 PM on March 17, 2022 [5 favorites]

I couldn't wait and had to watch it already. I positively adored it. Just smiles the entire time.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 6:59 PM on March 17, 2022 [1 favorite]

Thank you for suggesting this. I just watched it, and it was a lot of fun.
posted by Inkslinger at 12:31 PM on March 18, 2022

It's on Amazon Prime.
posted by Pronoiac at 8:37 PM on May 21, 2022

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