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HENRi (2012)

Not Rated | | Short, Drama, Sci-Fi | 8 September 2012 (USA)
A derelict spaceship becomes self-aware and builds itself a mechanical body in order to feel alive.


Eli Sasich


Eli Sasich
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Credited cast:
Keir Dullea ... Henri (voice)
Margot Kidder ... Dr. Calvin
Zoe Reheem Zoe Reheem ... Henri's Wife
Tobin Shyrock Tobin Shyrock ... Henri's Son


HENRi is an epic science fiction short film starring Keir Dullea (2001: A Space Odyssey) and Margot Kidder (Superman). Hundreds of years in the future, a derelict spaceship - controlled and powered by a human brain - floats aimlessly in the outer reaches of space. Trapped in the cold metal prison of the vessel, the brain begins to experience disjointed images of its former life - images it cannot understand. Becoming increasingly self-aware, and yet unable to move, the brain devises a plan to build itself a mechanical body from parts of the ship. Maybe then it will understand the images it is seeing. Maybe then it will feel alive. Written by Anonymous

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Short | Drama | Sci-Fi


Not Rated


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8 September 2012 (USA) See more »

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Henri 2.0 See more »

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2.35 : 1
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The first short film to be featured in Cinefex magazine (issue 134). See more »

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Powerful for such a short film
25 February 2013 | by cptomesSee all my reviews

I didn't know what to expect from this short. After seeing posts on Facebook by the Philip K Dick Film Festival, including a trailer, I decided to buy it online and just finished watching it and the "making of" which was just as interesting. I have to admit that this is only the second online movie purchase I've made.

For hard Sci-Fi fans, especially devotees of 2001, this is a must have short in your collection. A few of the miniatures shots are less than perfect, but overall the suspension of disbelief holds.

I have to say, without Keir Dullea this piece would lose much of its impact. The dichotomy of the relationships from 2001 (Bowman/HAL) and HENRi (Calvin/HENRi) would still be present, but having the same actor that played Dave Bowman is a true stroke of genius. The scene with Margot Kidder sets up the ending. I hope a feature length film is in the works already to set up the mission and the events in this short!

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