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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 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 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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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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References Algiers (1938) See more »

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Four Tildas are better than one!
19 October 2004 | by Rogue-32See all my reviews

I love Tilda Swinton in any film, she can do no wrong, and in Teknolust, there are four - count 'em - FOUR of her to love. This is an extremely creative, gentle, funny and ultimately endearing story about the nature of being human, with one unpredictable scene after another, each staged with a surreal and light air of charmed knowingness. That the film manages to maintain this lightness throughout is a superb achievement; it's beautifully written, directed and performed.

I just finished watching it on cable now, in fact, and before I started writing this review I dashed over to half dot com and bought the DVD - this is how much I like the movie.

My rating: 7, which is equivalent to a high *** .

Wanted to add here my ratings for the last 2 films I reviewed - I've decided to show my ratings in these reviews, and I forgot on the last 2. Being Julia ~ 8 (equivalent to ***1/2, low) and Learning Curves ~ 5 (**1/2). See my review of A.I. for the rest of my rating equivalents.


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Language:

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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

Gross USA:

$28,811

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$28,811
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Stereo

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1.78 : 1
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