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Ex Machina (2014)

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

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Complete credited cast:
... Caleb
... Ava
... Nathan
... Kyoko
... Jay
Claire Selby ... Lily
Symara A. Templeman ... Jasmine (as Symara Templeman)
... Jade
Tiffany Pisani ... Katya
... Amber (as Lina Alminas)
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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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Rated R for graphic nudity, language, sexual references and some violence | See all certifications »

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24 April 2015 (USA)  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$250,000, 12 April 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$25,442,958

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$38,978,784
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Domhnall Gleeson and Oscar Isaac also co-starred in Star Wars: 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 Padmé Amidala, 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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After Caleb signs the non-disclosure agreement, he places the pen towards the right of the pad on the desk. In the next shot the pen is in the middle of the pad. From a different camera angle, when he slaps his key-card down on the desk, the pen has returned to the right of the pad. 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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Get Down Saturday Night
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Performed by Oliver Cheatham
Published by Universal/MCA Music Ltd
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Robots will take over the world
16 June 2015 | by See 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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