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Winner of over 23 awards, "Robot Stories" is science fiction from the heart, four stories in which utterly human characters struggle to connect in a world of robot babies and android office workers. The stories include: "My Robot Baby," in which a couple must care for a robot baby before adopting a human child; "The Robot Fixer," in which a mother tries to connect with her dying son by completing his toy robot collection; "Machine Love," in which an office worker android learns that he, too, needs love; and "Clay," in which an old sculptor must choose between natural death and digital immortality. Written by Greg Pak

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Everything is changing... Except the human heart.

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Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi

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20 January 2003 (USA)  »

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$11,806 (USA) (13 February 2004)

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$131,029 (USA) (18 June 2004)
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In the "Machine Love" segment, behind the receptionist's desk is a logo that is Pak's actual logo. It consists of a stylized "P", an "A" and a "K" in a circle. See more »

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Mrs. Ito: [to young daughter] Want some advice, Marsha? Never fall in love. Never get married. Never have kids.
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Curious
4 March 2004 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

Great ideas for making us think about our times are the triumph of this picture. Made of four short stories, it offers us projections, realities, and premonitions. Each story ends up being very significant of some spectres of the man / machine interdependence. Slowly paced, shot on video, it looks like it's not very exciting, but still has a lot to take from it, with some patience. The two initial stories, the first about a couple that have to adopt a furby-like machine to prove that they are able to adopt a real baby, the second about a mother who starts completing his comatose son's toy robot collection, are the weakest. The two final stories (one about an android who develops human feelings and the other about a man dying in a world where you no longer die, but instead you're uploaded), are the strongest, even if at a minimal level. So, the real achievements of "Robot Stories" are discrete, and very minimal. But it still pays off.


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