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Friendship's Death (1987)

In the 1970s, aliens send a female android diplomat to Earth on a mission of peace. She lands in war-torn Palestine instead of MIT by mistake and meets a friendly UK journalist there. They begin a series of insightful conversations.

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Peter Wollen

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Peter Wollen (screenplay), Peter Wollen (story)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ruby Baker Ruby Baker ... Catherine
Patrick Bauchau ... Kubler
Joumana Gill Joumana Gill ... Palestinian woman
Bill Paterson ... Sullivan
Tilda Swinton ... Friendship
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In the 1970s, aliens send a female android diplomat to Earth on a mission of peace. She lands in war-torn Palestine instead of MIT by mistake and meets a friendly UK journalist there. They begin a series of insightful conversations.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dostlugun ölümü See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Quirky SF gem gently explores the robot's point of view.
16 July 2004 | by marcdonnerSee all my reviews

Set in Amman, Jordan during Black September, when the PLO attempted to take over the kingdom by force, this odd little movie features an ongoing dialog between a British journalist and an android in the form of an attractive woman. She's the survivor of a contact mission to Earth. The political dimension of their dialog largely falls flat, but the ideas about robots that the movie explores are fascinating. Look for the discussion of the typewriter - she complains that his pounding of the keys was 'hurting it' and of the vacuum cleaner, which she likens to a rat.


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