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Automata (2014)

Autómata (original title)
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Jacq Vaucan is an insurance agent of ROC robotics corporation who investigates cases of robots violating their primary protocols against altering themselves. What he discovers will have profound consequences for the future of humanity.

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In 2044, solar storms have killed 99.7 % of the world's population and only 21 million people survive. The ROC Corporation has designed and built robots called Automata Pilgrim 7000 to help to rebuild the world. These robots have two security protocols; they can neither harm humans nor alter themselves or other robots. When police officer Sean Wallace shoots a robot and claims that it was altering itself, ROC insurance agent Jacq Vaucan is placed in charge of the investigation. Soon he believes that there is a "clocksmith" illegally modifying the robots. Jacq wants to live in the coast and asks his boss and friend Robert Bold to transfer him with his pregnant wife Rachel Vaucan to the coast. Robert offers the possibility if Jacq resolves the case. Jacq and Wallace go to a brothel where the modified robot Cleo attends and Wallace shoots its leg, expecting that the owner will lead them to the clocksmith. They meet Duprè but she is not the clocksmith that is modifying the robots. Soon ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Your time is coming to an end. Ours is now beginning.


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Rated R for violence, language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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The rendition of Daisy Bell is remeniscent of the song sung by HAL, as he was being shut down in Kubrick's 2001A Space Odyssey. See more »

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When Jacq and Cleo are dancing, the shots keep changing who is "leading." Sometimes it's Jacq, other times it's Cleo. See more »

Quotes

Cleo: And why did the rain change? Why don't you tell me?
Jacq Vaucan: You're supposed to be smarter than me at this stage of the game.
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Under 'special thanks' in the credits, "power-horse" energy drink is listed See more »

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Old Times
Written by Paul Ross Thomson, Jacques Mathias Oliviera
Published by Cavendish Music Co., Ltd. (PRS)
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music
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12 October 2014 | by (England) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this film. I didn't know anything about it before viewing and was pleasantly surprised. I found the plot interesting and the whole film had a fresh and classy feel to it. The locations it was filmed in gave it a very unique look and the directing was perfect in my opinion. Antonio Banderas gave one of the best performances i've seen recently in a sci-fi film and i hope he does more movies in this genre.

In parts it reminded me of a cross between Blade Runner and District 9, but with an identity of it's own. It didn't feel like a rip off movie and i would watch it again.

Give it a try, i think you'll enjoy it.


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