Set in a world with memory recording implants, Alan Hakman is a cutter, someone with the power of final edit over people's recorded histories. His latest assignment is one that puts him in danger.

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Omar Naim (as Omar Naïm)

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Omar Naim (as Omar Naïm)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robin Williams ... Alan Hakman
Mira Sorvino ... Delila
Jim Caviezel ... Fletcher
Mimi Kuzyk ... Thelma
Stephanie Romanov ... Jennifer Bannister
Tarek Bishara ... Hasan (as Thom Bishops)
Genevieve Buechner ... Isabel Bannister
Brendan Fletcher ... Michael
Vincent Gale ... Simon
Casey Dubois Casey Dubois ... Young Alan - 9
Liam Ranger Liam Ranger ... Young Louis - 9
Joely Collins ... Legz the Tattoo Artist
Michael St. John Smith ... Charles Bannister
Chris Britton ... Jason Monroe
Wanda Cannon ... Caroline Monroe
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Storyline

It's sometime in the near future. Largely on affordability, one in twenty people have Zoe implants inserted at birth, they manufactured by EYE Tech. The implants record what the host sees over his entire life. It is the job of a cutter to edit the footage post-mortem into a rememory for loved ones, it the official record of only the good, editing out for posterity the bad, the ugly and especially the very ugly. Ethically, cutters cannot combine footage from more than one implant for a rememory, cannot sell footage, and cannot have an implant himself. Alan Hakman is known to be the best cutter in the business in his seeming detachment from his subject matter, especially in needing to view that very ugly without judgment. He is arguably able to do so in being a loner, he having a cordial enough business relationship with fellow cutters, with his current girlfriend, Delila, the only other person in his life with some meaning to him. His work and that of his fellow cutters is getting more... Written by Huggo

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Every moment of your life recorded. Would you live it differently? See more »

Genres:

Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, some violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The Zoe implant records all visual experiences in a person's life. In Greek, Zoe means "life". See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the movie he reviews the life of someone from birth..to death. It would be hard to imagine the implant being in before actual birth, plus since baby eyes don't focus for some six months, there wouldn't be clear images anyway. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Young Louis - 9: Can I play?
Young Alan - 9: Do you have any marbles?
Young Louis - 9: Yep.
[reaches into his pocket]
Young Alan - 9: Okay.
Young Louis - 9: Thanks.
Young Alan - 9: You're welcome. So what's your name?
Young Louis - 9: Louis. Yours?
Young Alan - 9: Alan.
[...]
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Crazy Credits

The film's title appears as end credits are done. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Murder Pact (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Sweet Remembrance
Written and Performed by Werner Drexler
Courtesy of Radical Entertainment Morning Music
By Arrangement with Pen Music Group, Inc.
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Great Idea, Great Story
20 September 2006 | by Vic_maxSee all my reviews

I tend to like watching sci-fi movies even though most are really bad. What a wonderful surprise it was to come across this movie. The movie is well written with believable characters, dialog and plot. The concept alone is fantastic and the story does a wonderful job of exploring the many implications and aspects of it - both at a social and personal level. Although the movie seems like it might be slow-paced, it opens with a zinger and eventually ends up giving us surprise after surprise. In conjunction with a lot of intellectual intrigue, there is a lot of strong emotion that goes along with many of the scenes.

It isn't perfect - there are some arguable problems with aspects of the story and characters, but for what one gets, I'm willing to focus on the positive here. Definitely worth checking out.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

15 October 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Final Cut See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$226,296, 17 October 2004

Gross USA:

$551,281

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,222,439
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