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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Blue Robot (voice)
Boris Kabakchiev ...
Boy #3
Lyubomir Neikov ...
Krasimir Kutsurapov ...
Anton Lamrev ...
Unknown Boy
Harry Anichkin ...
Stanislav Pishtalov ...


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.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

17 October 2014 (Bulgaria)  »

Also Known As:

Automata  »

Box Office


$7,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Cleo, the feminine blue-haired robot who helps Vaucan in his search for the mysterious "clocksmith" that repair robots, is uncredited voiced by Melanie Griffith. See more »


The setting is 2044AD. Jacq submits a report after visiting Doctor Dupre and the possible suppression of the 2nd protocol and receives a response from Vernon Conway with the time stamp "Transmitted Time: 04=23AM 06/06/25" See more »


Jacq Vaucan: I am going to die here. That's all I know.
Blue Robot: Jacq, dying is a part of the human natural cycle. Your life is just a span in time.
Jacq Vaucan: You are the first one, aren't you? You started all this.
Blue Robot: No one did it. It just happened. The way it happened to you. We just appeared.
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Music by Charles Trenet and Albert Lasry
Lyrics by Charles Trenet
Performed by Charles Trenet
Published by France Music Corp. (ASCAP) / Carlin America o/b/o Range Road Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of EMI
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An Asimov Robot Dystopia
10 October 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

9 of 10. This will remind you of Blade Runner in a harsher, still Earth-based world, testing out how a variation on Asimov's I, Robot rules can both work and be circumvented.

Because it doesn't extend technology as far beyond the present day, it has a more realistic feel to it. It also helps that it integrates everyday big-business into the plot. You can see the influence of not only Blade Runner, but Fight Club and Wall-E.

This could be a non-animated, adult prequel to Wall-E. It lacks the more technical, advanced cyberpunk of the Ghost in the Shell films, which like Blade Runner, seem a lot less dystopic relative to Automata.

Where this lacks is in the acting/casting along with the storyline originality, but never enough to get in the way of the story as a whole. Like any great story, you only wish it had been longer revealed more of the world it takes place in.

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