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Transfer (2010)

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In a futuristic society where the wealthy get to live forever by swapping bodies with refugees, an elderly couple explores this opportunity with harsh consequences.

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Credited cast:
... Apolain / Hermann
... Sarah / Anna
... Anna
... Hermann
... Laurin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Attila Borlan ... Quim
Eric P. Caspar ... Werner
... Dr. Menzel
Yemyo Klame ... Junge auf Fähre
Michael Klammer ... Arzt
Stefan Lisewski ... Dr. Menzel senior
... Dr. Menzel's assistant
Viktor Pavel ... TV news host
Ulrich Voß ... Otto
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In a futuristic society where the wealthy get to live forever by swapping bodies with refugees, an elderly couple explores this opportunity with harsh consequences.

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€1,200,000 (estimated)
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An interesting and controversial film. Well worth the watch
4 September 2016 | by See all my reviews

To the reviewer who gave this film 1/10 because you disagreed with the morality of choices made by the characters: are we serious right now? Transfer is obviously meant to be an imperfect world, wherein difficult and sometimes amoral choices are made. Would you kill someone to save your life partner? In the end it doesn't matter, because I'm not writing a review about you. You call it modern slavery? I can call Gataca modern eugenics, that doesn't mean it deserves 1/10.

That out of the way: transfer is a good film with tight sound design and crisp shooting, pulled together with the kind of style we've come to expect from modern sci-fi like Ex Machina. The story is engaging, as well as being controversial and even sometimes bizarre. Unfortunately, the ending fails to tie everything together in a satisfying manner, leaving the cute and happy romance bubble burst in the last few minutes of the film. That aside, transfer is by no means a bad film. I give it a 7.5/10 on its own merits alone. The 10/10 is to help offset the horrid 1/10 I don't feel it deserved.


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