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Clone review

Cloning a dead boyfriend - it's like they never left

Cloning! Incest! Doctor Who! Fans of Matt Smith’s baby-faced Time Lord will be left squirming by this vaguely pretentious arthouse sci-fi flick about a woman (Eva Green) who decides to clone her boyfriend (Smith) after he’s killed in a car accident.

Before you can say “We can rebuild him” she’s taken his DNA and given birth to a clone who she then grooms as her future lover. Someone call Social Services!

Hungarian filmmaker Benedek Fliegauf centres the drama on a desolate beach and lets his glacial pacing tease out the will-she-won’t-she, please-don’t-let-her Oedipal discomfort.

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