The Host

The Host, directed by Andrew Niccol, is a sci-fi, love adventure, exploring the mutliple levels of relationships we find ourselves intertwined in.

Planet Earth has been invaded by an alien race who now live in a parasitic relationship with humans, using their bodies to achieve a physical form. Life on earth is peaceful, but the gift of free will no longer exists.

The heroine, Melanie (played by Saoirse Ronan), resists the alien inside her, and so begins the journey of love and sacrifice. Saoirse’s character provides not only the main thread to the film, but also some of the films lighter moments with conversations between the inner alien, and her inner monologue.

The antagonist comes in the form of The Seeker (played by Diane Kruger), who creates a rather polite and subdued enemy, with hints of her violent humanity begining to surface.

A great film for a relaxing evening, or when you’re in a pensive mood.

The Host opens Friday 12 April.

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers.

Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry.

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