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OtherLife (2017)

TV-MA | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 15 October 2017 (USA)
After inventing a drug that induces time-compressed virtual realities, young Ren grapples with partner Sam over how to use their powerful creation.


Ben C. Lucas
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jessica De Gouw ... Ren Amari
Liam Graham ... Jared Amari
Fiona Press ... TDA Interviewer
Adriane Daff Adriane Daff ... Cass
Hoa Xuande ... Coder #1
Clarence Ryan ... Byron Finbar
Shalom Brune-Franklin ... Coder #2
T.J. Power ... Sam (as TJ Power)
Thomas Cocquerel ... Danny
Renato Fabretti Renato Fabretti ... Nurse
Tiriel Mora ... Dr. Robert Amari
Alison Van Reeken Alison Van Reeken ... Lawyer
Priscilla-Anne Jacob ... Mrs Wilson (as Priscilla-Anne Forder)
Ian Toyne Ian Toyne ... McClean
Andrew Fraser Andrew Fraser ... Minder


After inventing a drug that induces time-compressed virtual realities, young Ren grapples with partner Sam over how to use their powerful creation.

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A whole year in a minute.


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The security firm from which Ren takes a jacket is named "DMT Security". DMT is short for N,N-Dimethyltryptamine, a short-acting and extremely powerful psychedelic whose effects at a breakthrough dose include loss of contact with the user's surroundings and inner mystical experiences than can appear "more real than reality". See more »


Board Member: So there are risks.
Ren Amari: Abuse of any substance is risky. Your brain is already firing billions of neurons a second. We're just giving them a script to follow. The software builds from fragments of your subconscious. It becomes part of you like any other memory. We tell you the story of a day, one day, where everything happens just the way it should. Perfect.
Board Member: No chance of it lasting any longer?
Ren Amari: None whatsoever.
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A prove that you don't need big budgets to make good sci-fi
17 October 2017 | by timvandenbranden96See all my reviews

When I first saw an announcement for this movie I thought it would be just another sci-fi movie with a decent, but not that original story and a smaller budget. Nevertheless I decided to watch it and then I realized how much mistaken I was. This movie brings one of the more original stories I've seen in sci-fi the last couple of years. Combined with an excellent cinematography and good acting this movie lifts itself up. I know many people who don't like to watch movies with smaller budgets, mostly foreign movies, not produced in Hollywood, but then again, this movie proves you don't need to have the big budgets to get full potential.

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