With Robin Williams, Mira Sorvino, Jim Caviezel, Stephanie Romanov, Mimi Kuzyk, Thom Bishops
Directed by Omar Naïm

This futuristic film is an interesting study of human perception and its altering via our memory and own readjustment - but also physically, translated into the technology of an organic in utero optical implant recording your entire life. This created the job of "cutters", editors who get a person's entire life footage after their death in order to edit it down to all the good parts to be screened at their memorial service. One such cutter, seen as one of the best in his field, is faced with a moral dilemma when he has to compile footage of an influential man with some dark skeletons in his closet. Opposition groups protest the technology and its personal freedom infringement. One such an activist (an ex-cutter) offers him a lot of money for the footage, but seem to be willing to do whatever it takes to get it. Our somber lead, well played by Williams, tries to lead a normal life, but has memories of the past haunting him, as well as all of the private and often hideous things he's seen through the eyes of the dead as he scans through their life movie. The look of the film is not spacey or flash, but rather retro with old car models and the editing machines wood paneled and polished as opposed to metal and plastic. The muted, drab and organic colours of the décor and wardrobe add to sidestepping the need for a sci-fi look, which would remove a lot of the humanity factor. A very interesting movie that fits well with a flick like

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A: Multi-Viewing Potential

B: Could Enjoy A 2nd Look

C: Once Should Suffice

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