Strange doctor secretly experiments with androids on his space station. His assistant is Max, a curious android who wants to see the world and meet a girl. Criminals Maggie and two other hide on their station and soon violence erupts.
Elisabeth, a 11 year old girl, visits Marcel, a mute gardener every morning with whom she shares a very particular friendship. During three years, their bond grows stronger, as Marcel seems to be the only person she can connect to.
Klaus kinski plays the ghost of Duncan McBride, murdered owner of a plantation and ruby mine on the island of Sunanow, in the South China sea. The mine, and the Curse which killed his uncle... See full summary »
Eccentric scientist Dr.Daniel and his shy, clumsy assistant Max, lead a quiet life on their space station where they carry out illegal research into androids, until they receive an unwelcome visit from three fugitives from justice, one of whom is female. Dr.Daniel and Max are both interested in her, but one of them has rather more sinister intentions than just romance. At first, they all get along, but when one of the criminals becomes psychotic, violence erupts. Meanwhile, the space police is on their trail. Written by
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The film was released on VHS in Australia in 1986, 4 years after the film's cinema release. See more »
In the 4:3 screen version at 11 minutes, the boom mic is visible above Max's head when he greets Maggie, Keller and Mendes. See more »
[Max is listening to Huey Lewis while playing with miniature robots and watching a screen showing the very basics of humans kissing and making love]
[over the intercom]
[Max switches from the video to the scanners]
Yes, Dr. Daniel?
Max, what is that noise?
[Max turns off the music]
I was doing some research, Sir.
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The opening credits list: "And introducing Max 404." See more »
Craggy old Klaus Kinski lives with his awkward assistant Max on a space station, developing a female android. Max spends his time playing old arcade games and researching the human condition - (I heard somewhere that the external shots of the space station were done by creating a model station from a display case which used to house watches or jewelry!) Into this scenario comes band of escaped convicts on a space ship badly damaged during their escape ...
There is humour in this film but it is of a very dark shade. The LACK of special effects ADDS to the "reality" of the film.
A couple of really unexpected plot twists along the way - I rate it a "9" which is the highest I have ever given a film on the IMDb
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