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Frequencies (2013)

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In an alternate reality, children learn how lucky they will be (their "frequency"), knowledge which shapes their destiny. The unluckiest boy must parse the mysteries of free will in order to pursue his forbidden love of the luckiest girl.

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Zak
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Marie
Owen Pugh ...
Theo
Dylan Llewellyn ...
Teen Zak
Georgina Minter-Brown ...
Teen Marie
Tom England ...
Teen Theo
Charlie Rixon ...
Child Zak
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Child Marie
Ethan Turton ...
Child Theo
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Strauss
Emma Powell ...
Miss. Anderson
David Barnaby ...
Mr. Fortune
Doris Zajer ...
Mrs. Fortune
Timothy Block ...
Bridges
Ria Carroll ...
Nicola Tesla

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In an alternate reality, children learn how lucky they will be (their "frequency"), knowledge which shapes their destiny. The unluckiest boy must parse the mysteries of free will in order to pursue his forbidden love of the luckiest girl.

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The colours worn by the schoolchildren, representing their different frequencies correspond to the qualities of light.

Red is the lowest frequency (infra-red) and violet is the highest frequency (ultra-violet). See more »

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One of three matches selected by Ministry of Partnership, Helen Malzin, is from Germany. The profile information on the computer screen showed the GDR, the country abbreviation for German Democratic Republic, which is informally known as East Germany.

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Teen Marie: Knowledge determines destiny.
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Paper Mountains - Ballet Prelude
Composed by Blair Mowat
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Most Intelligent Philosophical Sci-Fi I Have Seen This Millennium
29 July 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I saw the world premiere at Fantasia and chatted at length with writer/director/editor/producer Darren Paul Fisher afterwards.

The Universe he created and that the viewer slowly discovers is complex, coherent, intriguing and raise ethical and philosophical questions including the classic determinism versus free will dilemma. The arguments and points of view are quite interesting, with a caveat that in the end, perhaps who cares?

There is a love story in the midst (and a friendship) that builds and begs to reach you emotionally with fine acting and directing. Character development arise seamlessly through three different age period and the pacing and editing are quite remarkably on cue.

I don't want to reveal too much about this cerebral science fiction, but there are many clever surprises that awaits the engaged viewer both in the story twists and the underlying concepts explored. Even love has some deep philosophical implications at one point in the context of the film.

So there you have it: the best film of Fantasia so far this year and one of the best sci-fi ever, from the spectacular script to the screen.

Bravo Mr Fisher and thank you for sharing your thoughts and labour of love in this artistic and philosophical masterpiece.


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