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High Maintenance (2006)

In the near-future, a woman whose robotic husband fails to meet her standards returns and upgrades him for a better version with standards that she now fails to meet.

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Phillip Van

Writer:

Simon Biggs
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Nicolette Krebitz ... Jane
Wanja Mues ... Paul
Judith Rohde Judith Rohde ... Delivery woman
Anna Schenk-Rollmann Anna Schenk-Rollmann ... Marie
Lisa Zlotnick Lisa Zlotnick ... Call Center Operator (voice)
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In the near-future, a woman whose robotic husband fails to meet her standards returns and upgrades him for a better version with standards that she now fails to meet.

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Country:

Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Высокий уровень обслуживания See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany

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Avanti Media Fiction See more »
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The grass isn't always greener.
28 April 2008 | by DaRitzSee all my reviews

Since this short film is heavy on plot twists, it's almost impossible to give a synopsis without spoilers. I'll say it's an excellent commentary on the modern throwaway nature of romantic relationships, with a bit of a sci-fi angle. Although the basic elements of the plot have been done before, the direction it took was pleasantly unexpected.

The acting, writing, directing, and set layout were all superb, and I hope the cast and crew will continue to work together. The pacing and timing of this film were of critical importance, and were handled perfectly, with not a single wasted second. Hilarious ending, too, at least if you're a guy.


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