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quietearth [Film Festival 12.12.11] scifi action drama

Get it while it's hot as I'm betting they're going to yank it soon. Having run the film festival circuit for a while now, Kibwe Tavares' incredible short about an unemployed and unwanted robot workforce living in Brixton looks utterly astonishing. They even do drugs.

Brixton has degenerated into a disregarded area inhabited by London's new robot workforce - robots built and designed to carry out all of the tasks which humans are no longer inclined to do. The mechanical population of Brixton has rocketed, resulting in unplanned, cheap and quick additions to the skyline.

The film follows the trials and tribulations of young robots surviving at the sharp end of inner city life, living the predictable existence of a populous hemmed in by poverty, disillusionment and mass unemployment. When the Police invade the one space which the robots can call their own, the fierce and strained relationship between the two sides explodes into an outbreak of violence echoing that of 1981.

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Umberto (10 years ago) Reply

This is a little gem...
remind me District 9 an blade runner...

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