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The Trouble with Being Born (2020)

Elli is an android programmed with memories that mean everything to her owner but nothing to her. The story of a machine and the ghosts we all carry within us.

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Sandra Wollner
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9 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Ingrid Burkhard
Susanne Gschwendtner Susanne Gschwendtner ... Birgit
Simon Hatzl ... Toni
Jana McKinnon Jana McKinnon
Dominik Warta Dominik Warta
Lena Watson Lena Watson
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Elli is an android programmed with memories that mean everything to her owner but nothing to her. The story of a machine and the ghosts we all carry within us.

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Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi

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Androids and memories--a philosophical perspective captured on film
5 November 2020 | by JuguAbrahamSee all my reviews

Android sci-fi and memories. Androids that eat regular food and smell "cigarettes and sunscreen." Recalls elements of a superior US play/movie called "Marjorie Prime." The regeneration of androids with memories is scary in the real world. The first segment implies sexual relationships, though no explicit scene is shown. The relationship of animals with androids and humans are a minor subplot (a cat in one segment, a dog in the other. The reincarnated android is bizarre but typical of the horror genre; yet this is not a horror film. The title of the film is also the title of an unrelated book on philosophy by E M Cioran in French, written using aphorisms. "Marjorie Prime'' was comparatively a superior sci-fi film on memories and the importance of virtual human beings.


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Austria | Germany

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German

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21 January 2021 (Germany) See more »

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Panama Film See more »
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