'Crimes of the Future' is a gut check : Pop Culture Happy Hour Crimes of the Future marks director David Cronenberg's return to the body horror genre. The film is set in a dystopian future where humans no longer feel pain, as they are evolving to adapt to a world riddled with synthetic chemicals. Viggo Mortensen stars as a man who spontaneously grows new organs. Together with his partner, played by Léa Seydoux, he turns the tattooing, surgical removal and display of these organs into performance art.

'Crimes of the Future' is a gut check

'Crimes of the Future' is a gut check

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Kristen Stewart and Léa Seydoux star in David Cronenberg's Crimes of the Future. Nikos Nikolopoulos/Neon hide caption

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Kristen Stewart and Léa Seydoux star in David Cronenberg's Crimes of the Future.

Nikos Nikolopoulos/Neon

Crimes of the Future marks director David Cronenberg's return to the body horror genre. The film is set in a dystopian future where humans no longer feel pain, as they are evolving to adapt to a world riddled with synthetic chemicals. Viggo Mortensen stars as a man who spontaneously grows new organs. Together with his partner, played by Léa Seydoux, he turns the tattooing, surgical removal and display of these organs into performance art.