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Automata (2014)

Autómata (original title)
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Jacq Vaucan is an insurance agent of ROC robotics corporation who investigates cases of robots violating their primary protocols against altering themselves. What he discovers will have profound consequences for the future of humanity.

Director:

Gabe Ibáñez
6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonio Banderas ... Jacq Vaucan
Dylan McDermott ... Sean Wallace
Melanie Griffith ... Duprè
Birgitte Hjort Sørensen ... Rachel Vaucan
Robert Forster ... Robert Bold
Tim McInnerny ... Vernon Conway
David Ryall ... Dominic Hawk
Javier Bardem ... Blue Robot (voice)
Boris Kabakchiev ... Boy #3
Lyubomir Neikov Lyubomir Neikov ... Poot
Krasimir Kutsurapov Krasimir Kutsurapov ... Palance
Anton Lamrev Anton Lamrev ... Unknown Boy
Geraldine Somerville ... Samantha
Harry Anichkin Harry Anichkin ... Clift
Stanislav Pishtalov Stanislav Pishtalov ... Lance
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Storyline

In 2044, solar storms have killed 99.7 % of the world's population and only 21 million people survive. The ROC Corporation has designed and built robots called Automata Pilgrim 7000 to help to rebuild the world. These robots have two security protocols; they can neither harm humans nor alter themselves or other robots. When police officer Sean Wallace shoots a robot and claims that it was altering itself, ROC insurance agent Jacq Vaucan is placed in charge of the investigation. Soon he believes that there is a "clocksmith" illegally modifying the robots. Jacq wants to live in the coast and asks his boss and friend Robert Bold to transfer him with his pregnant wife Rachel Vaucan to the coast. Robert offers the possibility if Jacq resolves the case. Jacq and Wallace go to a brothel where the modified robot Cleo attends and Wallace shoots its leg, expecting that the owner will lead them to the clocksmith. They meet Duprè but she is not the clocksmith that is modifying the robots. Soon ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Your time is coming to an end. Ours is now beginning.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

Bulgaria | USA | Spain | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 2014 (Bulgaria) See more »

Also Known As:

Automata See more »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Elena Anaya, who worked with director Gabe Ibáñez on Hierro (2009), gave the screenplay to Antonio Banderas while shooting The Skin I Live In (2011). See more »

Goofs

The setting is 2044AD. Jacq submits a report after visiting Doctor Dupre and the possible suppression of the 2nd protocol and receives a response from Vernon Conway with the time stamp "Transmitted Time: 04=23AM 06/06/25" See more »

Quotes

Robot: If we go back to the city, we will die.
Jacq Vaucan: To die, you have to be alive first.
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Crazy Credits

Under 'special thanks' in the credits, "power-horse" energy drink is listed See more »

Soundtracks

Music For The Royal Fireworks - Overture
Written by George Frideric Handel (as G.F. Handel)
Courtesy of APM
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In the unending parade of bland, horrible movies this stands out as a gem
19 October 2014 | by starfleetengineeringcorpSee all my reviews

I watched this movie without any preconceived notions. In fact, I didn't even know what it was about. I was VERY surprised. Rarely does quality come out anymore. Most movies are all flash and no substance. This however was vastly different.

The movie has a lot of depth that makes you think. I wasn't so sure about casting Antonio Banderas in it however. He did fine, but I think it could had easily done as well or better with another actor. The end result is, however very well made. If you're looking for a Michael Bay film you will be disappointed however. I sincerely wish more movies like this were made. I know it's not going to be everyone's cup of tea, but it is different from the rest. You will be pleasantly surprised.


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