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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 ...
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Alan Deane ...
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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 focused, if magpie-like sci-fi meditation
6 August 2007 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

A spellbinding, if not entirely original sci-fi/art-house featurette. The story concerns two youthful robot outsiders trying to find their place and purpose in their world. There is no dialogue.

Electroma is less experimental than you might expect. There is a strong narrative, albeit played out in a sequence of echt-music video stylised set-pieces. This could well be a 'Directors' Label Movie' for all that one can see the imprint of Michel Gondry (prosthetic/robot helmets, large heads), Spike Jonze (suburban humour and the final pyroshot) and Chris Cunningham (bleached white soulbernetics and horroroticism). Indeed, a 'Chris Cunningham' is credited as the steadicam operator...

Much though I enjoyed this game of spot the director however, it's important to try and assess the film on its own merits. Daft Punk's own music doesn't feature. Their technical contribution is to DJ the soundtrack, filling the gap between dialogue and narrative. The music's fairly effective in telling the story of the two characters, if - like the metaphors of the episodes - a little contrived. Above all I enjoyed the cinematography, the loving filming of the sub-Walkabout journey across the Californian desert. The costume and studio lighting design is also of a premium standard. With this attention to detail and the rigorous, trance-like rhythm of the film one might profitably compare Electroma with 2001: A Space Odyssey. It certainly deserves it. 7/10


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