Mute: In the sci-fi thriller by Duncan Jones (“Moon”), a dumb waiter gets into a swamp of crime and prostitution as he searches for his missing girlfriend.
Berlin, 2052: Hover cars dash through the futuristic neon metropolis and the dumb barman Leo Beiler (Alexander Skarsgård) would prefer to leave Moloch. The reason why Leo stays is his girlfriend, the blue-haired waitress Naadirah (Seyneb Saleh). When Naadirah disappears one day under mysterious circumstances, Leo embarks on a search that leads him deeper and deeper into the underworld of the metropolis.
On his quest Leo also stumbles over the shady military surgeon Cactus Bill (Paul Rudd) and his accomplice Duck Teddington (Justin Theroux). The two operate an underground underground clinic for gangsters. Could the two have something to do with the disappearance of Naadirah? The more Leo finds out about Naadirah’s past, the deeper he gets into a mire of crime and prostitution.
With the atmospheric sci-fi movie Moon, director Duncan Jones has created a modern classic before floating in blockbuster realms with Source Code and Warcraft: The Beginning. With the Netflix original “Mute” Jones approaches his origins again. The dystopian sci-fi noir thriller “Mute” even plays directly in some places directly on “Moon” and can be regarded as a spiritual successor to the brilliant predecessor.
Rumor has it Jones worked on “Mute” for almost 15 years, but could not find a production studio for his vision until Netflix took over the project. In the main role as a dumb waiter is Alexander Skarsgård (“Legend of Tarzan”) to see. Opposite him are Paul Rudd (“Ant-Man and the Wasp”) and Justin Theroux (“Girl on the Train”) as partners in crime, whose mood loosens their mood. Like his father David Bowie, Duncan Jones also spent some time in Berlin. He then chose the city as the scene of “Mute”.