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ABE is a tense, psychological horror about a robot who's looking for love in all the wrong places.

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Sam Hoare ... Abe (voice)
Claire Huskisson Claire Huskisson ... Jennifer
Emily Baxter Emily Baxter ... Mary
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What if a machine, an automaton or a high-tech synthetic android could learn how to love, furthermore, what if a cold robot could sense and have emotions? With this in mind, Abe is programmed to love, and in return, it wants to be loved back. However, when all efforts to connect with its human object of desire fall short, rejection simply does not compute. Can rejection lead to jealousy and then to hatred when Abe's love is scorned? Written by Nick Riganas

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Release Date:

30 April 2013 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Έιμπ See more »

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Execution
1 September 2013 | by TBJCSKCNRRQTreviewsSee all my reviews

The scene is quickly set: an attractive young woman wakes up restrained in a secluded area, and sees a collection of operating knives. Then someone approaches, and it turns out not to be a fellow person, but... a humanoid robot. He starts talking, and the terrifying truth becomes clear to us.

I won't give away more. While the backstory isn't original, this is without a doubt the most compelling representation in this medium. The 8 and a half minutes running time flies by with no lulls. This goes into themes that would make Asimov proud: are robots equivalent to people? At what point does building and programming them as servants become a civil rights issue? And this adds a rarer, chilling point: what will be the consequences of this, arguably, slavery?

The acting is excellent. If any one performance carries this, it is without a doubt that of Abe, the former butler-bot, or botler, if you will. It effortlessly strikes the difficult balance between a sparse, detached tone and a more affected one. Never letting us forget that this is a creation, not something... someone? who was born, and yet with the ever-present quality of emotion, drive, a past that has left an imprint.

FX are flawless, our titular mechanical endo-skeleton always feels like you could reach out and touch him. And they show the necessary restraint, with such graphic tools at their disposal - at no point is this flashy. The design is simultaneously creepy and vulnerable, and you could see this/him in a normal home, with a mix of the utilitarian and the "familiar".

There is disturbing content(as an underlying sense throughout the entire production)and blood in this. I recommend this to any fan of Asimov. 8/10


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