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Teknolust (2002)

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Anxious to use artificial life to improve the world, Rosetta Stone, a bio-geneticist creates a Recipe for Cyborgs and uses her own DNA in order to breed three Self Replicating Automatons, ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tilda Swinton ... Rosetta / Ruby / Marinne / Olive
Jeremy Davies ... Sandy
James Urbaniak ... Agent Hopper
John O'Keefe John O'Keefe ... Professor Crick
Karen Black ... Dirty Dick
Al Nazemian ... Dr. Bea
S.U. Violet S.U. Violet ... Dr. Aye
Josh Kornbluth ... Tim
Thomas Jay Ryan ... Preacher
Howard Swain ... Alex
Diana Demar ... Dana
John Pirruccello ... Hair Dresser
Abigail Van Alyn Abigail Van Alyn ... Sandy's Mom
Dick Bright Dick Bright ... Phil
John Bradford King John Bradford King ... Nathan (as Brad King)
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Anxious to use artificial life to improve the world, Rosetta Stone, a bio-geneticist creates a Recipe for Cyborgs and uses her own DNA in order to breed three Self Replicating Automatons, part human, part computer named Ruby, Olive and Marine. The SRA's act as 'portals' on the Internet, helping users to fulfill their dreams. The SRA's are nourished through touch. Because they were bred only with Rosetta's DNA, they need the balance of an Y chromo or male sperm to survive. Rosetta projects seduction scenes from movie clips onto Ruby, which absorbs as she sleeps. The SRA'S can not distinguish dreams from reality. Ruby acts out these scenes in real life with the men and shares her spoils with her sisters. However, Ruby's encounters suffer from impotence and unexplained rashes. Fearing a bio-gender war, the FBI sends in Agent Edward Hopper to solve the mystery. Puzzled, he turns for help from a private cyber detective. The men recover. Ruby falls in love and becomes impregnated by Sandy, ... Written by wayne@wildstrawberryfilms.com

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Rated R for some sexual content | See all certifications »
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Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Desejos Virtuais See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,475, 24 August 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$28,811, 5 October 2003
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Color

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1.78 : 1
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The car that Ruby drives is an electrical version of a Corbin Sparrow, of manufacturer Myers Motors. See more »

Crazy Credits

While the credits run, Rosetta acts as a substitute for Ruby in the latter's internet portal and shares some thoughts and findings. See more »

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Tilda is beautiful, Humor shines
8 February 2004 | by wmjiii728See all my reviews

This sleeper entertains with Tilda Swinton's beauty, hyperbolic web-tech, and subtle-smart humor.

The "R"-rating is inexpilcable. Does a film get rated "R" for showing condoms? The "sexual" situations are all implied, there is no nudity and I cannot recall any harsh language or violence in the film.

The special-effects portraying souped-up computor interfaces are all part of the thin-guise of sci-fi genre and the film's humor. A microwave window doubles as a networked PC, "hard-drive crashes" pun erectile dysfunction.

Tilda is cast in the most lighthearted and cute role(s) that I have ever seen her play and her deadpan-pretty portrayal(s) delight the eye. Her three-way dance routine is very entertaining.

I felt that the theme of this film was the "joy of Life" intruding into and dominating technology.


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