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Transfer (2010)

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In a futuristic society where the wealthy get to live forever by swapping bodies with refugees, an elderly couple explores this opportunity with harsh consequences.

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Apolain / Hermann
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Sarah / Anna
Ingrid Andree ...
Anna
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Hermann
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Laurin
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Attila Borlan ...
Quim
Eric P. Caspar ...
Werner
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Dr. Menzel
Yemyo Klame ...
Junge auf Fähre
Michael Klammer ...
Arzt
Stefan Lisewski ...
Dr. Menzel senior
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Dr. Menzel's assistant
Viktor Pavel ...
TV news host
Ulrich Voß ...
Otto
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In a futuristic society where the wealthy get to live forever by swapping bodies with refugees, an elderly couple explores this opportunity with harsh consequences.

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22 September 2011 (Germany)  »

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Haavara  »

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€1,200,000 (estimated)
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First motion picture for Ingrid Andree since Tár úr steini (1995). Since then she had performed on stage almost exclusively. See more »

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Just a short review
15 June 2013 | by See all my reviews

I thought I'd add a review, since there aren't many up yet, and this isn't a movie that I think you'd easily find information on otherwise.

Excellent movie. I was looking for some kind of cerebral sci-fi, and I definitely found it. There was a lot more social commentary than I expected (the summary on Netflix was vague), which was great. The visuals add to the commentary and plot - the white actors are so white, I mistakenly thought it was filmed in a Nordic country. (Yes, I know they are speaking German... The 'Nordic' setting seemed to make sense until I thought about the language.) The reflections are subtle enough to challenge you into thinking without hitting you in the face and getting you on the defensive.

Gattaca is an apt reference. I'd add Total Recall and Blade Runner, although the effects are more Gattaca and/or cerebral French films. Actually it reminded me of The Beat That My Heart Skipped (Audiard) as well, possibly because of the stellar soundtrack. It's also similar to Audiard's movie as a psychologically gripping film, following characters through dubious choices through to some kind of understanding and/or change.


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