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From a narratological point of view, the novelty of Atomised resides in the replacement of prolepses, normally used to prophesy or anticipate what will happen in the future (Genette, 1972:105-107), by a long analepse through which the end of the twentieth century and the first decades of the 21st century are presented as a distant past.
In this way the respective existences of Michel and Bruno constitute a Barthesian symbolic field (9) (science versus love), that traverse Atomised but, as we will see later, also The possibility of an island.
The "Prologue" of Atomised is divided into two sections, the first announcing the book's subject matter (the story of the last "metaphysical mutation" and Michel Djerzinski's role in it), and the second taking the form of a poem presenting the eternal bliss of the post-apocalyptic, neo-human era.
The conditionality of the "eternal bliss" (now conveyed by terms like happy, paradise and gods) points to the potential double bind of Houellebecq's apocalypse that we are going to examine in the following sections, where we will try to establish how the The possibility of an island draws on genres like apocalyptical and Utopian writing, as well as science fiction, in order to continue, but also to question the millennial project of Atomised.
Based on Michel Houellebecq's allegedly unfilmable novel, The Elementary Particles, Atomised tells the story of two half-brothers, Bruno and Michael, who grow up with separate grandparents after their mother abandons them to lead a life of selfish bliss in India.
Excellent in its own right, it gave Atomised the air of a postscript; and indeed, Farquhar's introduction to New York had a paradoxically summary air.
The findings from this study show that is possible for these atomised learners to locate one another online and then to leverage their virtual interactions in a non-trivial way.
Yet for all the Teutonic torture, Atomised is one of those rare films that, given a chance, will stick with you for a long, long time.
The dark tone aside - which is unwisely ditched for an overly-sugary ending - Atomised is carried by some astounding acting.