Netflix has been working with various directors in many different countries to create successful and original films. Les Affames is also one of those productions.
The Les Affames thriller, a group of people living in a small town, is slowly exploding due to an epidemic that started. People who are familiar with the town live in zombies, and the residents of the town are in a very difficult situation. Maybe for years they have met people they know, suffering, crying, but they also want to eat them. Filmin Canadian director Robin Aubert has found some explanations of why he shot a zombie movie and what the zombies actually represent.
Aubert says that shooting a zombie movie is always a dream, but people say they are prejudiced about such films and that they have delayed the project for quite some time. Aubert’s film is a bit different from the standard zombie movies, considering the fact that a great production such as The Walking Dead appeared later, and when it was a great success, it was time to take the zombie movie.
In the film, the representation of zombies was treated as a normal human being, not as rotten and pedestal creatures. If we think that this is an ‘epidemic’ effect, the zombies will of course look a bit different, but there are no unreal images. Moreover, zombies cry and cry when they suffer, and according to director Aubert, most remembers that a lot of people are still human. In this regard, the bond between the zomiler and the people in the film is getting stronger.
Thinking that people are more frightening than zombies, Aubert realized that when the script became clear and started to draw, the zombies actually represented the fear and misery that people felt in real life. But what he represents with the zombies is ‘revenge of nature’. It does not harm nature and animals in any way; we can only say that zombies who are pursuing only humans are in fact distorted by nature, and that the life that comes with them punishes us.
At the same time, the film is not really a gigantic product of production, with both the cast and crew. All the players in the film are made up of director Aubert’s family and friends. The zombie town is the town where Aubert lives in Canada. The director says that all these conditions helped filmin realistically. So what do you think about the director’s ideas? Are people really scarier than zombies?