Netflix has given a lot to talk about thanks to its original productions that range across all genres, appearing in both series and films. Many times the platform is inclined to make productions that could be considered commercial, but many other times they give the opportunity to unknown people to present works that could even be worthy of an Oscar, this is the case of His House, the new favorite of the platform, a drama combined with terror and suspense that turns out to be a new jewel in its catalog.
Being the film debut of Remi Weekes as a director, the critics have praised the film, as well as the users of the streaming platform, which is demonstrated by knowing that at the moment the film has remained within the top 10 of the most seen productions in Netflix since its premiere last October 30th.
The story follows Bol and Rial, a couple from South Sudan who have moved to London in an attempt to escape the war that is raging in their country, asking for asylum in the British city. After some time, the London government assigns them a house so that they can settle down and pass a trial period; even though the main characters are happy and determined to find a better life, it doesn't take long for them to discover that ghosts from the past have been haunting them, pushing them to the limit and causing them to experience strange and dark events in what is now their home.
His House is a film that really lives up to the genres it represents, with disturbing moments of terror and a moving and realistic atmosphere that takes you to the anguish of the situation in those countries, where innocent people pay the high price caused by war.
It has been greatly compared to Get Out by Jordan Peele, due to the social criticism that both films have, in the case of His House it raises the voice to show the other side of migration, where people do not do it for pleasure but out of necessity, to escape from a life where there is only room for suffering and injustice, for survival. It also talks about the cultural discrimination that the protagonists have to face, either because of their language, clothing and even customs, showing how difficult it is for refugees to have to adapt to an environment that is totally different for them with the sole purpose of being accepted into society, even when this is not totally fair to them, forcing them to be tied to this attitude of gratitude even with the exaggerated and unfair treatment they are sometimes subjected to.
It was presented at the Sundance festival at the beginning of the year, giving the opportunity to new acting talents to show their potential in this film, mainly with the performances of Sope Dirisu, a British actor that we have seen in the sequel/prequel The Hunter and the Ice Queen, and of Wunmi Mosaku, a Nigerian actress who has worked in the new franchise dedicated to the universe of Harry Potter, Fantastic Animals and Where to Find Them, in addition to the fact that she was recently signed to appear in the series Loki that Marvel prepares for Disney +.
We really see a bright future for the novice British director who enters the film industry with an original film, which modernizes the typical concept of "the haunted house", full of emotion and a terror that cannot be described in any other way than being authentic and well executed.
Really this film is something you can't miss, from beginning to end you can easily sympathize with the characters and the feeling of uncertainty that it generates along with the revealing plot twists and scares, the film turns out to be a safe bet that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
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