A young programmer is selected to participate in a ground-breaking experiment in synthetic intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a highly advanced humanoid A.I.

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Alex Garland

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Alex Garland
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Complete credited cast:
Domhnall Gleeson ... Caleb
Alicia Vikander ... Ava
Oscar Isaac ... Nathan
Sonoya Mizuno ... Kyoko
Corey Johnson ... Jay
Claire Selby Claire Selby ... Lily
Symara A. Templeman Symara A. Templeman ... Jasmine (as Symara Templeman)
Gana Bayarsaikhan ... Jade
Tiffany Pisani Tiffany Pisani ... Katya
Elina Alminas ... Amber (as Lina Alminas)

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Storyline

Caleb, a 26 year old programmer at the world's largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the reclusive CEO of the company. But when Caleb arrives at the remote location he finds that he will have to participate in a strange and fascinating experiment in which he must interact with the world's first true artificial intelligence, housed in the body of a beautiful robot girl. Written by DNA FILMS

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There is nothing more human than the will to survive. See more »

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Rated R for graphic nudity, language, sexual references and some violence | See all certifications »

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Domhnall Gleeson and Oscar Isaac also co-starred in Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) and Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017). In both films they appeared alongside Adam Driver, who co-starred with Isaac in Inside Llewyn Davis (2013). Isaac also co-starred with Natalie Portman, who played Lena, in Annihilation (2018), which was the second collaboration between him director Alex Garland. Gleeson starred alongside Alicia Vikander in Anna Karenina (2012). The titular role of Anna Karenina was played by Keira Knightley who played the double to Portman's Padmé Amidala in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999). Knightley also appeared in Never Let Me Go (2010), which was written by Garland. Vikander also co-starred with her husband, Michael Fassbender, in The Light Between Oceans (2016). Fassbender shared the screen with Gleeson in Frank (2014), with Isaac in X-Men: Apocalypse (2016), with Portman in Song to Song (2017) and Knightley in A Dangerous Method (2011). See more »

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The design of Nathan's security system is extremely unsafe: real secure environments would have battery backups for the key-cards, some doors that fail open for safety, and so on. However it's established very early in the movie that Nathan designed the security system himself, and that Nathan is a paranoid alcoholic who can't conceive of his own fallibility. Of course he designed the security system this way. See more »

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[first lines]
Caleb: How long until we get to his estate?
Pilot: [laughs] We've been flying over his estate for the past 2 hours.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits starts with a single dot in the background which then grows and various patterns emerge from it. See more »

Alternate Versions

The alternatively censored cut released in China featured frequent blurs of nudity and, on occasion, violence. One scene towards the end also seemed to be zoomed for no apparent reason. See more »

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Featured in Conan: Chris O'Dowd/Alicia Vikander/Best Coast (2015) See more »

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Words and Music by Ray Parker Jr.
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Robots will take over the world
16 June 2015 | by deloudelouvainSee all my reviews

This is the kind of movie I really enjoy when I think about science fiction. Movies that make you think if we should continue trying to progress even more. Are we not already smart enough with everything we have? With all our daily gadgets that we can't miss for one second. Do we really need artificial intelligence? Because let's face it, once that will be concrete then we won't do a thing by ourselves anymore. We will send our robots to our job, we will chose and model our life partner like we want them to be. The story of Ex Machina might be futuristic but I certainly can imagine it like that in the future. All actors were good in their respective roles. For a movie that is filmed at the same spot all the time you certainly don't get bored for a second. Nice science fiction like there should be more of them.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ex Machina See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$237,264, 12 April 2015

Gross USA:

$25,442,958

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$36,869,414
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2.35 : 1
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