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The Machine (2013)

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In efforts to construct perfect android killing machines in a war against China, UK scientists exceed their goal and create a sentient robot.

Director:

Caradog W. James (as Caradog James)

Writer:

Caradog W. James (as Caradog James)
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8 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Toby Stephens ... Vincent McCarthy
Caity Lotz ... Ava / The Machine
Denis Lawson ... Thomson
Sam Hazeldine ... James
Pooneh Hajimohammadi ... Suri
John-Paul Macleod ... Paul Dawson (as John Paul Macleod)
Helen Griffin ... Paul Dawson's Mother
Siwan Morris ... Lucy
Nicola Reynolds ... Joan
Jade Croot ... Mary
Jonathan Byrne ... Tim (as Jonathan Christian Byrne)
Alan Low Alan Low ... Assassin
Sule Rimi ... Technician Dr. Giwa-Amu
Joshua Higgott ... Assistant (Dr. James)
Giles Thomas Giles Thomas ... Dr. Henning
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Storyline

Two artificial intelligence engineers come together as they work to create the first ever self-aware artificial intelligence. A veteran AI engineer secretly hopes to develop technology to help his diseased daughter, even if it means funding comes from the powerful Ministry of Defence (MoD). His new partner, a young woman gifted in the field of AI, is brought on after her breakthroughs are recognized by the MoD. Things go wrong when the MoD takes over and advances the researchers' work to the next level, teaching the AI to kill and follow MoD instructions with its new and nearly indestructible body. Written by Paul Threatt

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They rise. We fall.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Chinese

Release Date:

21 March 2014 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Stroj See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Red & Black Films,TV4 See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The Machines speaks Persian/Farsi, Iranian language. See more »

Goofs

As Vincent cuts the covering off Machine's face and pulls it apart, a nostril hole that allowed the actress to breathe becomes visible. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Vincent: [checking his pupils] Paul? Paul, can you hear me? Paul? Okay, turn the implant on.
computer: Brain implant activated.
Vincent: Hello. Do you know your name?
Paul Dawson: [no]
Vincent: Do you know what happened?
Paul Dawson: [no]
Lucy: You're a soldier. Your name is Paul Dawson. You were shot in the head and your brain in damaged. We're going to test how well Vincent's implant has repaired that damage.
Paul Dawson: I want my mum.
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Connections

Referenced in Ex Machina (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

4 Sea Interludes, Op. 33A - II. Sunday Morning (Allegro Spiritoso)
Written by Benjamin Britten
Courtesy of Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Ltd, and Imagem Company
Master owned by Naxos, HNH Entertainment
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Amazing, you should see this film
21 March 2014 | by iolocaudySee all my reviews

This film was amazing very thought provoking and enjoyable to watch. As it was an independent film I feel it is worth of more praise.

If you like Sci-Fi thriller type films you will not be disappointed. I felt it was very well directed and cast excellently. The story is very innovative in my opinion and it made me think about how people would really react in a world like that. I believe the film perfectly depicts how humans exploit their environment and creations.

I thought that Caity Lotz' performance was particularly excellent, I feel she acted a human in a robotic body very well. Her mannerisms were very machine like with the added flair of humanity. The facial expressions she uses are very mechanical but still show feeling, which is how I imagine a machine learning how to become more human would act.

This is my first ever review so that shows how much I enjoyed it, and this is only my opinion so you should go see it your self so you can make your own judgment. Well done to everyone involved in the film I want to see more films like this. Thank you for reading.


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