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Kara is a visually stunning and emotional PS3 technology which is here "represented" by a female android who becomes self conscious.

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Valorie Curry ... Kara (voice)
Tercelin Kirtley ... The Operator (voice)
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Quantic Dream released a short film following a character called Kara - a female android brought to life on an assembly line, and as her body is put together piece by piece she's asked to speak in English, German and French and sing in Japanese. After expressing emotion she's marked as defective and being to be disassembled, but before being permanently shut down she begs for her life. Written by Anonymous

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8 March 2012 (USA) See more »

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Hanako Danjo performed the traditional Japanese "Sakura Sakura" song. Her performance was retargeted to Valorie's 3D avatar. See more »

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Version of Detroit: Become Human (2018) See more »

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Disturbing....sort of like Pinocchio for the 21st century.
12 March 2012 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

I have no idea what director David Cage is planning on doing with "Kara". Perhaps it's meant as an initial cut-scene for an upcoming video game (which would be pretty exciting) or maybe it's just a short film showing what sort of stuff he can do. All I know is that I found this on the internet and it was very disturbing--and in a good way.

The film is obviously done using CGI. It follows the creation of a cybernetic woman who is supposed to be a combination maid/sex toy/cook. As she's begin assembled, a voice gives her instructions. However, somewhere along the line, the cyborg begins to think for herself and becomes aware--sort of like when Pinocchio becomes a real boy. It's profoundly disturbing when she becomes 'alive' and I think this is when this short really comes into it own. It nearly made me cry--and it is simple, yet brilliant. Well worth seeing--I just want to know exactly what they are planning on doing with it.


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