Onesumore: American-French Thriller ‘Oxygen’ Coming to Netflix in May 2021

Oxygen – Copyright. Gateway Films and Wild Bunch

The claustrophobes look the other way, as Netflix’s new French original, Oxygen, will see Mélanie Laurent fight for her life in the confined space of a cryogenic chamber. Coming to Netflix in May, we’ve got everything you need to know Oxygen, including the plot, cast, trailer, and Netflix release date.

Oxygen is an original Netflix French-American survival thriller directed by Alexandre Aja and written by Christie LeBlanc. The feature film is produced by Gateway Films and Wild Bunch.

Upon release, Oxygen will be the second French-language original to be released on Netflix in 2021.


When is the Oxygen Netflix release date?

Thanks to the release of the trailer, we can now confirm that Oxygen is coming to Netflix on Wednesday 12 May 2021.

Oxygen will be available to stream worldwide on Netflix.

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Mélanie Laurent in Oxygen – Copyright. Gateway Films and Wild Bunch


What is the plot of Oxygen?

A woman with severe memory loss wakes up inside a cryogenic chamber. Trapped inside and rapidly losing oxygen, the key to her survival is remembering who she is.

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Mélanie Laurent in Oxygen – Copyright. Gateway Films and Wild Bunch


Who are the actors of Oxygen?

The following cast have been confirmed to star in Oxygen:

Role Cast member Where have I seen / heard them before?
TBA Melanie Laurent Inglourious Basterds | Beginners | Now you see me
TBA Mathieu Amalric The diving bell and the butterfly | The Grand Hotel in Budapest | Munich
Inspector Ortiz Marc Saez Borgia | Day of Atonement | The Garfield Show
TBA Malik Zidi Wellington Lines | Poisoned Friends | Change times
Captain Moreau Eric Herson-Macarel The Wyvern’s Lair | Don’t worry, I’m fine | Nocturama
Alice Cathy Cerda Lost and Found | My glory days | Little family secrets

Since the announcement of the project, the lead role has changed hands several times. In July 2017 Anne Hathaway had been attached to the project but was later replaced by Noomi Rapace in February 2020. Only a few months later Rapace left the project and was replaced by Mélanie Laurent.

French thriller Oxygène is coming to Netflix in May 2021 Melanie Laurent on set

Mélanie Laurent in Oxygen – Copyright. Gateway Films and Wild Bunch


When and where the production of Oxygen take place?

Principal photography began in July 2020 when all other cast members were confirmed.

Oxygen Director Alexandre Aja said of the project:

After a period of confinement, a project that explored confinement and claustrophobia in her heart was obvious, almost a necessity. I am very excited to collaborate with Wild Bunch and Melanie Laurent and to start a great creative adventure with Netflix.


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