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Daft Punk's Electroma (2006)

Electroma (original title)
Follows the history of two robots, the members of Daft Punk, on their quest to become human.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Hurteau ...
Hero Robot #1
Michael Reich ...
Hero Robot #2
Helena Stoddard ...
Woman
Vance Hartwell ...
White Room Technician # 1
Lilo Tauvao ...
White Room Technician #2
Ken Banks ...
White Room Technician #3
Howie Adams ...
White Room Technician #4
Ritche Lago Bautista ...
Robot Groomsman (Town Cast) (as Ritchie L. Bautista)
Amir Bokhari ...
Town Cast
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Town Cast (as Alina Bolsakova)
Jordan Bonson ...
Town Cast
Bradley Schneider ...
Robot Lawyer (Town Cast) (credit only)
Joshua Calhaun ...
Town Cast
Bradley Davis ...
Town Cast
Alan Deane ...
Town Cast
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Daft Punk's Electroma is an odyssey of two robots who journey across a mythic American landscape of haunting, surreal beauty on a quest to become human. Their symbolic quest, which takes them from endless two lane highways to small idyllic towns to the arid desert, finds Daft Punk once again resisting conformity and developing new ways to highlight their inventive vision. A silent feature-length film that made its international debut at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival, Electroma will interest Daft Punk fans and film enthusiasts alike. With its breathtaking cinematography, innovative filming techniques, and above all its underlying search for humanity within a dystopian environment, Daft Punk have delivered a film that finds a common thread with their previous work while exploring new horizons as directors of their first feature film. Written by Vice Records

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The two Hero Robot characters are not played by the two Daft Punk members. See more »

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Soundtracks

No. 4 in E Minor [24 Preludes, Op.28]
Written by Frédéric Chopin (as Fryderyk Chopin)
Performed by Adam Harasiewicz
1963 Universal Classics (Philips)
Courtesy of Universal Music Projets Speciaux
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A visually hypnotic and surprisingly touching film by electronic music legends!..not for the attention challenged.
25 July 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

It doesn't bother me in the slightest whether people think this film references others or not. That's irrelevant because it just works - it's delightfully simple, beautifully shot, visually arresting and surprisingly poetic.

Part of the charm of this film is both the fun (the makeover) and then the quite moving climax in the desert. It works against all your expectations of Daft Punk (and their music) and in many ways this is what makes this also quite special. The choice of music is sublime, and the pace itself becomes quite hypnotic. In fact the pace seems to be one thing that people use to critique this film as though it's somehow pretentious..which itself is an absurd and dimwitted comment really, because the playful charm of the silent characters themselves is anything but pretentious. Hell, if that's pretentious, the world needs a lot more of it because we are drowning in the bile spewing from the Hollywood trough.

As an older Daft Punk fan, probably more in tune with their own age and tastes i loved this film. Also worth a mention that there's a very Kubrick-esquire 2001 look to one scene (thumbs up there!)

Ignore the doubters. Sit back and immerse yourself in Electroma. In time this will definitely considered a classic concept film by one of the more innovative electronic artists of our age.

Human After All


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