A short film adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's Harrison Bergeron, 2081 depicts a dystopian future in which, thanks to the 212th Amendment to the Constitution and the unceasing vigilance of the United States Handicapper General, everyone is "finally equal...." The strong wear weights, the beautiful wear masks and the intelligent wear earpieces that fire off loud noises to keep them from taking unfair advantage of their brains. It is a poetic tale of triumph and tragedy about a broken family, a brutal government, and an act of defiance that changes everything. Featuring an original score performed by the world-renowned Kronos Quartet (Requiem for a Dream) and narration by Academy Award Nominee Patricia Clarkson (Far From Heaven, Goodnight and Good Luck), 2081 stars James Cosmo (Braveheart, Trainspotting), Julie Hagerty (Airplane!, What About Bob?) and Armie Hammer (The Social Network). Written by
Everyone Will Finally Be Equal
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The apartment location that opens the film was shot in what used to be the psychiatric ward of the abandoned Linda Vista Hopsital in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles. See more
Aww, hon, you look upset. What's wrong?
I... uh... don't know. Something sad... on television, I think...
Well, you should forget sad things anyway. I always do.
Version of Harrison Bergeron