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Electroma (2006)

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 car the two heroes drive is a 1987 Ferrari 412. See more »

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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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Destined for a mild cult following
18 May 2008 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

If anything, Electroma should be taken just like any other experimental, art-house cinema film. This is borderline impossible when it's not just Electroma, but "Daft Punk's" Electroma, the tag line is "It's a Daft Punk vision" and you've got the Daft Punk logo emblazoned on the back of the two protagonists' jackets. For this, I feel like the film falters from a bit of ego, but just think how much worse it would've been if they'd used their own music.

That being said, as a so-called art-house picture, Electroma is okay. There isn't much plot to follow and the "HUMAN" license plate is about as trite as calling this an interpretation of the difficulties of fitting into society, but in terms of something to look at, it's really really gorgeous. Considering Bangalter had little to no experience in cinematography prior to this, he's done a fantastic job. Each shot is quite beautiful in its own way, aesthetically speaking, particularly the final one.

What I'm trying to say is, don't go into Electroma expecting brilliance, because it isn't. Take it for what it is: a mildly pretentious if not borderline dull, yet visually stunning piece of celluloid. It's ripe for interpretation (or none at all) which will grant it some sort of cult following. Hopefully a midnight-film of sorts.

P.S. The soundtrack they did choose complements the film perfectly. And if "the" notorious desert close-up scene doesn't get this passed around film circles for years to come, I don't know what will.


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