Computer scientist Hannon Fuller has discovered something extremely important. He's about to tell the discovery to his colleague, Douglas Hall, but knowing someone is after him, the old man leaves a letter in the computer generated parallel world his company has created (which looks like the 30's with seemingly real people with real emotions). Fuller is murdered in our real world the same night, and his colleague is suspected. Douglas discovers a bloody shirt in his bathroom and he cannot recall what he was doing the night Fuller was murdered. He logs into the system in order to find the letter, but has to confront the unexpected. The truth is harsher than he could ever imagine...Written by
The science fiction novel "Simulacron-3" was also published under the title "Counterfeit World," and was first published in 1964 by Daniel F. Galouye in the United States, making it one of the first literary descriptions of 'virtual reality.' See more »
The length of Tom Jones's cigarette in the lobby. See more »
[after shooting David and realizing the truth]
So, is someone gonna unplug me now?
Do me a favor, will you? When you get back to wherever it is that you come from, just leave us all the hell alone down here, okay?
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Before the opening credits, this René Descartes quote is seen on screen: "I think, therefore I am". See more »
I think therefore I am... A film that questions the believe that self choice means you are flesh and blood.
A small simulation set in 1937 has been created. Our main character discovers that his recently murdered partner (the simulators creator) has been using the simulation before its release for human trial. He also discovers that a message has been left in the system for him to find. A message that promises to ultimately change everything.
I recommend this film to all those who enjoyed eXistenZ etc. Fans of David Lynch will not be disappointed either. If you are a great fan of Lynch, then you will see this as an easy to follow film that has some nice turns and twists without forcing you to pause and rewind or watch again.
The film manages to persuade you of the complex simulated world without spending too much of its budget on special effects, unlike the matrix, which ultimately destroyed itself by its overdone sequels. Great set of actors here too. Ones that deserve the job title "actor" and have many creditations to their name.
I am surprised that this little effort hasn't been more popular since it manages to get a complex story line and make it very easy to follow without becoming bogged down with the characters explaining each scene (ergo the matrix).
Overall, definitely one to watch and one to own.
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