As one person on here quite astutely observed, "It's Blade Runner as… MoreAs one person on here quite astutely observed, "It's Blade Runner as made by circus artists." Comparing it to Blade Runner may sound like a bit much, but its look and set design's imagination are about on par with that film. What really makes the difference in this movie is the warping and confounding narrative, which is all over the place. Its weirdness so shunts the audience that in the end the film becomes a strange and befuddling [and at moments exasperating] oddity. It lives in the line between child fantasy and macabre dystopia. The human moments are what tie this movie together -- every scene with the little girl Miette [Judith Vittet] makes the film, in particular her relationship with One [Ron Perlman]. I almost feel bad giving such an imaginative movie such a low rating, because there are aspects of this that are truly imaginative and brilliant, but along with imagination a film must have cohesion and some amount of accessibility to rate higher. Overall, the film is imaginative, confounding, a bit disturbing, and strange, with a small dose of humanness thrown in every once in awhile.