The near future. Like tomorrow. In a world marked by closed borders, corporate warriors, and a global computer network, three strangers risk their lives to connect, break through the barriers of technology, and unseal their fates.
Luis Fernando Peña,
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After receiving mysterious empty packages inside his apartment, a young computer-programmer (named Simon) begins a personal investigation into their origins. This leads him to discover his odd and eccentric neighbors; an artificially intelligent robot-head, named Adam; a virtual-reality sex game; and a possible corporate conspiracy. As the story progresses, Simon's grip on reality becomes more and more tenuous, while his craving for Nature Fresh milk becomes almost unbearable. Is it all just in his mind, or is something more sinister happening here? Written by
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Simon, we're still waiting for your code. Everyone else has finished. May I remind you that your completion date is non-negotiable? I repeat, non-negotiable.
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Caught this at Sundance and HIGHLY recommend. Think you got it all under control? Think you know what you want and why? Think again. Who said film can't be fun AND have a point? Great idea. Looks amazing. And killer soundtrack. This thing stayed with me for days. Yeah, we've seen computers and programmers in sci-fi before. This is closer to home than you think if you know anything about nanotechnology or the machinations corporate America. But then, once, no one believed in the internet either. I loved this film. Easily one of my festival faves. Lance Henriksen rocked.
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